ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Paul Newman to perform at our Fundraising Dinner

25 Apr 2016 We’re excited to announce that Paul Newman, Sheffield singer and musician and long-standing ASSIST supporter and volunteer, will be welcoming guests to the ASSIST Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 25 June, 6 pm, Channing Hall with his music. Expect a lovely opening to an exciting and enjoyable evening. Other minstrels will be wandering in to entertain you with musical interludes through out the evening. Thank you for supporting this event, Paul!

BBC documentary, 'Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis'

8 Mar 2016 Catch this programme on the BBC iPlayer if you haven’t already seen it. Chris and Xand van Tulleken discover what conditions are like for migrants in Europe during winter and witness the medical and humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Poem-a-thon

8 Mar 2016 A huge thank you to everyone involved in the amazing Poem-a-thon which took place on April 2nd. Not only was it a tremendous day, enjoyed by lots of people, but it raised a massive £12K for ASSIST and spread awareness of our work to loads of people. If you missed out on sponsoring a poet, it’s not too late. Go to JustGiving .

The Young'uns 'Three for All' tour came to Sheffield...and ASSIST were there

29 Feb 2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 14:00, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS Multi-award winning trio The Young’uns brought their “Glorious harmonies, waspish wit, powerful songs and relentless banter” (***** The Guardian) to the Greystones on 17th April as part of their THREE FOR ALL tour.

To learn more about the UK asylum system find us on Pinterest

25 Feb 2016 We’re on Pinterest! …and we’re using it to signpost great learning resources about the UK asylum system. To see our boards sign up to Pinterest then find us here

Our 2014-15 Annual Report

3 Feb 2016 Our 2014-2015 Annual report is now available to download from About us

The theme for 2016 Refugee Week is 'Welcome'

27 Jan 2016 This year’s Refugee week will be from 20 to 26 June. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, educational cultural activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can take part by organising or taking part in activities. Find out more at

Asylum Seeker Bicycle Workshop (COMAC)

27 Jan 2016 Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this community workshop on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. They always welcome help, any volunteers, cake or biscuits! Also donations of adult bikes – especially mens’ mountain bikes. For info email comacworkshop (at) or call 07981 452174

Britain’s immigration policy traps people in a no man’s land from which there is no escape, writes Polly Toynbee

19 Dec 2015 Check out this article in the Guardian (19 December) which explains exactly why ASSIST needs to exist and needs your support.

Syrian refugee crisis - what can I do, where can I donate warm clothes?

16 Dec 2015 We have had lots of enquiries about how Sheffield people can help with the current Syrian refugee crisis or support those Syrian refugees who arrive in our city as a result of the crisis.. The few families who arrive in Sheffield from the refugee camps on the Syrian border will be supported and accommodated through the joint Sheffield City Council / Refugee Council Gateway Protection Programme, and will not require hosting via ASSIST.