ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Immigration policy: principles for building consensus inquiry

20 Nov 2017 We thought you might like to see our response to the Government’s Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry on Immigration policy: principles for building consensus inquiry. Discussion continues and our external sub-committee will be monitoring it closely.

Our 2016 - 2017 Annual Review is now available

27 Oct 2017 To catch up with all the exciting developments at ASSIST over the last year download our 2016-2017 Annual Review

Tournament success for ASSIST team

25 Oct 2017 A team representing ASSIST Sheffield were victorious in a 5-a-side tournament at the U-Mix Centre on Saturday 14th October. The tournament was organised by Mount Pleasant Park Football Club to raise money for the renters’ union Acorn. The ASSIST team beat The Squids 1-0 in the final. Coordinator and ASSIST volunteer Victor Mujakachi said, “It was a brilliant day last Saturday, and our group did us really proud by winning the cup.”

Could you manage an ASSIST volunteer team?

11 Oct 2017 We are looking for experienced team managers to work in a voluntary capacity to deliver our vital services for destitute asylum-seekers in Sheffield. If you have the skills and and experience to support a small team of dedicated volunteers, and are committed to the welfare of people seeking sanctuary in our city, please contact: volunteer [at]

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

3 Oct 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…

Your invitation to our 2017 AGM

13 Sep 2017 ASSIST’s Annual General MeetingWednesday, October 25th 2017, from 6.30pmThe Sanctuary, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD Thank you very much for your support over the last year. ASSIST would like to invite all our wonderful friends and supporters to our annual AGM and supporter meeting. The event will be a celebration of all that has been achieved this year and a look to the challenges we face in the year ahead.

ASSIST is recruiting a new Resource Manager! (now closed!)

8 Jul 2017 ASSIST is Recruiting a Resource Manager! Job Title: Resource Manager Responsible for: Work of ASSISTs Resource volunteer teamsCommunity and Events WorkerFinance and Admin Worker Hours: Part-time: 21 hours. Some evening and weekend work will be required Salary: £28,000 pa, pro rata’d to 21 hours Leave: 25 days p.a.+ statutory bank holidays, pro rata’d to 21 hours per week

Invite us to talk to your group, school or organisation

1 Jul 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.

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

20 Jun 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…

Come to the ASSIST Art Workshop

19 Jun 2017 ASSIST now holds regular Art Workshops where asylum seekers and refugees can get together, enjoy a sociable couple of hours, and do some artwork together. Some of the artwork is used to produce the wonderful cards that we sell on the ASSIST stall. The workshops are supported by Carmel Page and are held at: The Christadelphian Hall Cemetery Road Sharrow Sheffield S11 8FP The workshops are held between 2pm and 4pm .