ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Sheffield University Film Unit choose ASSIST as their Charity of the Year

15 Feb 2017 Sheffield University Film Unit is a professional quality independent cinema located deep within the University of Sheffield Union of Students. They show films all through Freshers’ week, and then every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. We are excited to report that they have chosen ASSIST as their charity of the year and are offering us some free tickets for asylum seekers for each showing. A huge thank you to the Film Unit for supporting us!

'Asylum the basics' training course. Tuesday 24th and 31st January.

12 Jan 2017 ASSIST Sheffield will soon be delivering another ‘Asylum the Basics’ training session. These sessions are excellent for providing background information and awareness for anyone working with those within the asylum system. They are also a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of asylum issues with key personnel.

'TalkingGigs' to raise funds for ASSIST

23 Dec 2016 TalkingGigs is a brand new live experience which gives 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 interest you. Charles Ritchie, who organises TalkingGigs, has decided to use future gigs in the series to raise funds for ASSIST. THANK YOU, CHARLES!

ASSIST are runners-up at the 'Make a Difference Sheffield Awards'

7 Dec 2016 ASSIST were recently nominated in the category “Outstanding Achievement in Involving and Supporting Volunteers” of the Voluntary Action Sheffield ‘Make a Difference Sheffield Awards’. I’m proud to report that we were Runners Up in our category. The winners were “Volunteer Libraries Sheffield”>

A Volunteer's perspective : Welfare payments and bus passes

17 Nov 2016 The majority of direct Welfare payments and Bus Passes are provided by ASSIST on Wednesdays and the remainder are provided by the Friday Team. There is a one and a half hour slot for clients to receive their payments and passes.

ASSIST features on Sheffield Live Radio

10 Nov 2016 On 19 October ASSIST featured on Communities Live! on Sheffield Live Radio. To listen to the interview with our volunteers Amala Anyika and Maria Devine go the podcast online Alternatively, you can download an mp3 file using the link below. The interview with Amala and Maria starts around 31 minutes into the broadcast.

Download our 2015-2016 Annual review

28 Oct 2016 Our Annual Review for 2015 is available for download from the About us page of this website.

ASSIST Christmas cards are now on sale!

28 Oct 2016 Our range of Christmas cards will be available at events such as our carol service until Christmas. Or email your order to efa [at] Payments by cheque or cash to the ASSIST office. Orders of 10 or more cards can be be posted to you once a payment is received, and we will ask you for a reasonable donation towards the cost of postage.

Join us for Carols on 10 December

17 Oct 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 15:00St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Broomhill S10 2SE ** Please join us for a child-friendly, action packed service for all the family. Featuring Steel City Band and Vintage Voices Join us afterwards for refreshments and to stock up on Christmas cards from our new range.

'Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home' Exhibition, Weston Park Museum, 24 Sept to 12 Feb

6 Oct 2016 Saturday 24 September 2016 – Sunday 12 February 2017 at Weston Park MuseumArrivals: Making Sheffield Home celebrates the remarkable stories of Sheffield residents who have travelled from across the globe to make a home in the city. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition by photographer Jeremy Abrahams, ASSIST volunteer and supporter.