ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Join the ASSIST Big Tea Party! Spread the truth about asylum & raise some funds for us

12 Jul 2015 By popular demand, we are once again running the ASSIST Big Tea Party this year! Sign up here to host a Tea Party. The launch of this year’s Big Tea Party will happen at our World Over event on 20 June, and you can hold your Tea Party any time after that date and before the end of the summer

ASSIST Chair speaks at NCIA event

9 Jul 2015 The NATIONAL COALITION FOR INDEPENDENT ACTION (NCIA) is concerned with the independence of the voluntary sector, and protecting the capacity for dissent. This was their Sheffield event, and brought together voluntary organisations in Sheffield in a very stimulating and encouraging debate about the need for independence and the challenges of maintaining it in a contract culture.

Detained Fast-Track system suspended

6 Jul 2015 On 2 July the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire announced the temporary suspension of the entire detained-fast track system. To read the story of this amazing victory for justice go to the Right to Remain blog 2 July the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire announced the temporary suspension of the entire detained-fast track system. Read the story of this amazing victory for justice.

Ali Smith: So far (the detainee's tale)

28 Jun 2015 Over the last few weeks, the author Ali Smith has taken part in the Refugee Tales project. You can read her response here:

Join us on 20 August at The Shakespeare for a night of acoustic music in aid of ASSIST

27 Jun 2015 Jupiter In Jars // Ash Gray // Robbie Thompson // Sarah Morrey // Mari-Liis Tamm. A night of intimate acoustic music in aid of ASSIST Sheffield. SHAKESPEARES – 146-148 Gibraltar Street DOORS 19:30TICKETS £5 on the door

Bicycle workshop in need of new premises. Can you help?

19 Jun 2015 Our friends at COMAC urgently need to find new premises in order to continue operating. COMAC helps many people, including asylum seekers and refugees, who have difficulties affording public transport by refurbishing donated bikes for their use. It is also a place where local people can bring their bike, and access tools and knowledge to help them maintain or repair it. COMAC is somewhere where asylum seekers can volunteer, feel useful and make friends.

Walk for refugees: completed!

15 May 2015 Sponsored Walk: Sunday, June 14th, 2015 MAGNA CARTA, 1215-2015 – Celebrate 800 years of progress on Human Rights, Oppose government plans to curtail those rights What’s this about? 800 years ago, on June 15th 1215 at Runnymede, King John agreed, under pressure from an alliance of feudal barons, to sign the “Great Charter of the Liberties”. It was the first step towards acceptance of human rights and civil liberties as crucial elements of a free society.

A Fantastic Opportunity: The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship

7 May 2015 This scholarship has been created by the Schwab & Westheimer Trusts to help young asylum seekers pursue higher education in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions. To find out more go to the Refugee Support Network website

Share a positive migrant story

28 Apr 2015 Are you an immigrant? Or maybe the child, in law, partner of one? Share your story on this website to explain what that connection and background means to you. Or just have a read of the inspiring stories from all over the UK showing how immigrants make this country better: Then tell others! Let’s change the way we talk about immigration. A formal poster campaign has been launched with 15 campaign faces and you can read more about it on these websites:

We are a Waitrose charity for May!

26 Apr 2015 ASSIST has been chosen as a charity for Waitrose in central Sheffield to support in the month of May. Every month three local charities are chosen to receive a proportion of £1000 from the store, and shoppers are given tokens at the end of their shop so they can cast a vote to decide who gets the biggest amount. So if you are passing by and need to top up your shopping please vote for ASSIST! The dates to visit are 1st May-31st May and the store is Waitrose at 1-3 Ecclesall Road.