ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


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.

Donate your first new fiver!

3 Oct 2016 The new £5 note has been launched and it has inspired people to give the first one they receive to charity. One of our supporters has already donated their first new fiver to ASSIST. It would be wonderful if you’d like to do the same. You are welcome to drop your £5 in to our office or bring it to one of forthcoming events such as our AGM.

Calling ASSIST supporters...can you help us equip our new office space?

16 Sep 2016 At long last we are acquiring some more space so that our office team will no longer be so squashed and conditions will be more pleasant for everyone. We’d be really grateful if anyone could help us with the following to furnish the new rooms.. mini-fridge hot water dispenser (2-3 litre water heater) tea/coffee station (small cupboard, or similar, we can use for this purpose). key safe We are happy with second-hand donations, or people offering to buy the items for us (we have a wishlist).

Admin volunteers needed!

14 Sep 2016 The ASSIST office is in need of Admin volunteers – can you help? The ASSIST office supports the work of all of ASSIST’s 200+ volunteers spread over 15 individual teams – who do everything from client casework to grant applications. It is also the base for ASSIST’s two full-time and three part-time staff.