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!
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
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.
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 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 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”>
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.
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.
Our Annual Review for 2015 is available for download from the About us page of this website.
Our range of Christmas cards will be available at events such as our carol service until Christmas. Or email your order to efa [at] assistsheffield.org.uk. 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.