ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


ASSIST offers 'Asylum - the basics' training to external participants

30 Jul 2013 ASSIST is offering a training course on ‘Asylum – the basics’ to external participants. This course provides essential background information for anyone who works with asylum seekers and refugees.

Help us to celebrate ASSIST’s 10th birthday in October by joining in our BIG TEA PARTY

29 Jul 2013 Register now to hold an ASSIST Big Tea Party Hold a Tea Party at your home, workplace or a venue of your choice and collect a donation to ASSIST from each of your guests…Raise some funds for us, spread the word about ASSIST, show off your baking skills, have fun and eat cake! Organisations and groups are more than welcome to join the party too. Maybe you belong to..

BIG TEA PARTY recipes and ideas

29 Jul 2013 To get your BIG TEA PARTY ideas onto this page so you can share them with other hosts, email bigteaparty [at] Recipes to try at your Tea Party Cherry and Almond cake (Cath’s all time favourite – make it a few days in advance to achieve perfection!) 225 g butter 225 g castor sugar (preferably golden) 4 eggs whisked 225 g plain flour

Football fundraiser

19 Jul 2013 News flash – 5-a-side Football Tournament in September to raise money for Sheffield charities. Peace in the Park are collaborating with local charities Assist and Roundabout to put on a family friendly 5-a-side football tournament. Any teams are welcome to apply (male, female, mixed gender, and under 18s) and there will be prizes! Alongside the tournament, there will be food and other family-friendly activities throughout the day. When? Sunday 22nd September 2013 at the Ponderosa Park in Sheffield, from 11-5pm.

Community Rendezvous

17 Jul 2013 ASSIST presents the Community Rendez-vous project, a project that sought to bring together two communities in Sheffield: French speakers from the refugee and asylum seeker community, and students learning French at the University.

Our nightshelter needs you

14 Jul 2013 Could you spare a night a month to volunteer and sleep over in ASSIST’s shelter for asylum seekers? We have an urgent need for new volunteers. We only a have a small core of active volunteers at the moment so are looking for extra people to join us – men and women, of all ages. We are grateful for whatever time you can spare, whether it is one night a month or more. This is the perfect way to make a difference to clients directly. Read about volunteering at the nightshelter here:

Justice for Jimmy Mubenga

10 Jul 2013 An inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga has found that his death was “unlawful killing”. Jimmy Mubenga died on a plane bound for Angola, where he was due to be deported. The agents of a private security firm escorting him, G4S, forcibly restrained him for more than half an hour and the inquest jury found they had used unreasonable force and acted in an unlawful manner. This case has thrown open the debate about the use of force by private contractors employed to remove individuals from the UK, and how we should treat those in the care of the state.

Zimbabwe talk 16th July

10 Jul 2013 Please see a message below about an upcoming talk on Zimbabwe hosted by SYMAAG and the SYRLJ AGM: Dear all You are warmly invited to the 2nd South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 16th July from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. at St Matthews Parish Rooms, Carver Street, Sheffield S1 4FE (please note change of venue: the AGM is not at the Quaker Meeting house). Light refreshments will be available.

Legal aid U-Turn for crime, now for asylum seekers?

2 Jul 2013 The Government has announced an intention to change its original plan to take away client choice in criminal legal aid:

Sheffield Light Night needs you!

1 Jul 2013 Sheffield’s Art in the Park is putting on a creative and exciting event in the city centre on Saturday 7th September and needs volunteers and performers. Can you help?