ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


ASSIST is recruiting a new Finance and Admin Officer!

15 Feb 2018 Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer Responsible to: Resource Manager Hours: 14 hours Salary: £18,500 pa (salary stated is for full time equivalent, this rate would be pro-rata’d for 14hours/35 ) Line Managed by: Resource Manager Responsible for: Finance team volunteers Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield

The Home Affairs Select Committee report 'Immigration policy: basis for building consensus'

25 Jan 2018 The Home Affairs Select Committee has published its report on building consensus on immigration policy. ASSIST made a written submission, together with South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice, about the damage done by the hostile environment policy, which affects all the people we support. We argued that the effect is also wider, and damages our whole society.

ASSIST invited to partner a performance of The Transports

14 Jan 2018 The Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield on Saturday 20 January 2018. The Transports is a tale of exile and migration.This re-working of Peter Bellamy’s 1977 folk ballads features a new generation of folk musicians, including The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. It is a highly acclaimed production that received a 5 star review in The Guardian and has prompted standing ovations around the country.

Immigration policy: principles for building consensus inquiry

20 Nov 2017 We thought you might like to see our response to the Government’s Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry on Immigration policy: principles for building consensus inquiry. Discussion continues and our external sub-committee will be monitoring it closely.

Our 2016 - 2017 Annual Review is now available

27 Oct 2017 To catch up with all the exciting developments at ASSIST over the last year download our 2016-2017 Annual Review

Tournament success for ASSIST team

25 Oct 2017 A team representing ASSIST Sheffield were victorious in a 5-a-side tournament at the U-Mix Centre on Saturday 14th October. The tournament was organised by Mount Pleasant Park Football Club to raise money for the renters’ union Acorn. The ASSIST team beat The Squids 1-0 in the final. Coordinator and ASSIST volunteer Victor Mujakachi said, “It was a brilliant day last Saturday, and our group did us really proud by winning the cup.”

Could you manage an ASSIST volunteer team?

11 Oct 2017 We are looking for experienced team managers to work in a voluntary capacity to deliver our vital services for destitute asylum-seekers in Sheffield. If you have the skills and and experience to support a small team of dedicated volunteers, and are committed to the welfare of people seeking sanctuary in our city, please contact: volunteer [at]

Got a spare room? Could you be an ASSIST host?

3 Oct 2017 Our clients tell us that giving them a place to stay is the most important service ASSIST can provide for them. The security of knowing they will have somewhere to stay is the biggest relief of all, giving them the stability they need to move forward with their asylum case. We are looking for… Anyone who would be willing to lend their spare room to an asylum seeker…

Your invitation to our 2017 AGM

13 Sep 2017 ASSIST’s Annual General MeetingWednesday, October 25th 2017, from 6.30pmThe Sanctuary, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD Thank you very much for your support over the last year. ASSIST would like to invite all our wonderful friends and supporters to our annual AGM and supporter meeting. The event will be a celebration of all that has been achieved this year and a look to the challenges we face in the year ahead.

ASSIST is recruiting a new Resource Manager! (now closed!)

8 Jul 2017 ASSIST is Recruiting a Resource Manager! Job Title: Resource Manager Responsible for: Work of ASSISTs Resource volunteer teamsCommunity and Events WorkerFinance and Admin Worker Hours: Part-time: 21 hours. Some evening and weekend work will be required Salary: £28,000 pa, pro rata’d to 21 hours Leave: 25 days p.a.+ statutory bank holidays, pro rata’d to 21 hours per week