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.
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.
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.