ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Got a spare room? Could you be an ASSIST host?

12 Jun 2017 Our clients tell us that giving them a place to stay is the most important service ASSIST can provide for them. The security of knowing they will have somewhere to stay is the biggest relief of all, giving them the stability they need to move forward with their asylum case. We are looking for… Anyone who would be willing to lend their spare room to an asylum seeker…

Bidding is underway in our Auction of Promises!

7 Jun 2017 Don’t miss out on your chance to bid!…and to help us with this fundraising effort. Over £600 has been raised as at 7th June.* You can help us increase this total and at the same time pick up a treat*…anything from a cake or a singing lesson to 4 nights’ holiday accommodation. All money raised will go to support destitute asylum seekers. Go to to see the array of fantastic promises on offer.

Place your bids now! ASSIST Online Auction of Promises is now open

5 Jun 2017 We’re excited to announce the launch of our Auction of Promises! The amazing list of promises includes…

Invite us to talk to your group, school or organisation

12 May 2017 Do you feel that your community group, school, college, congregation or other organisation should hear first-hand about the experience of seeking asylum? Would you like to spread the truth about why asylum seekers in our city become destitute? Would you like to know more about the work ASSIST does to support them? Nothing conveys the reality of life as an asylum seeker as powerfully as hearing the story of someone who has first-hand experience.

HURRY! Book your tickets for our 2017 Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 1 July

23 Apr 2017 It’s time to book your tickets for our big event of the year! For our 2017 Fundraising Dinner we are using a new venue and we have engaged new caterers, The Real Junk Food Project. Once again we are celebrating Refugee Week and the work of ASSIST, but because Refugee Week once again falls during Ramadan we’ve chosen a slightly later date.

Louise completes her Pilgrimage walk to Santiago de Compostello in aid of ASSIST

4 Apr 2017 Louise Grosberg has walked from Porto to Santiago de Compostello, raising well over £5,000 for ASSIST in the process. Here’s what she said before the walk…

Mor Kabasi to perform the next Talking Gig on 8 May

24 Mar 2017 At the HUBS (Sheffield Student’s Union) Monday 8th May Doors at 7:30 Another in the wonderful series of Talking Gigs which give you the chance to hear top artists from the UK and around the world, in intimate venues, play and talk about their music, instruments, culture, countries … and to ask questions about whatever aspects of the music interests you. And each of the gigs raises funds for ASSIST.

ASSIST is recruiting a new Volunteering Coordinator! (now closed)

13 Mar 2017 ASSIST is Recruiting a Volunteering Coordinator! Job Title: Volunteering Coordinator Responsible for: Volunteering programme at ASSIST Hours: Part-time: 21 hours Some evening and weekend work will be required Salary: _£22,500 to £23,500 pa, pro rata’d to 21 hours _ Leave: 25 days p.a.+ statutory bank holidays, pro rata’d to 21 hours per week

Festival of Debate FREE event - Thurs 11 May - 'The Home Truth'

12 Mar 2017 THU 11 MAY | 7-8PM | QUAKER MEETING HOUSE | FREEIn association with ASSIST

ASSIST is recruiting a Client Support Manager (now closed)

5 Mar 2017 Job Title: Client Support Manager Responsible to: Trustees Hours: Full Time Salary: £28,000 pa Responsible for: Work of ASSIST’s client support volunteer teams, Volunteering Coordinator, Admin and Support Officer Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield.