Leon's story

I arrived in the UK in 2008. Two years after I first applied for asylum I got an initial refusal...I was destitute.

ASSIST wouldn’t exist without its family of supporters

ASSIST Sheffield helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need or distress. We’re a charity and we’re totally reliant on volunteers, grants and the generosity of the people of Sheffield and the surrounding area.

Take a look at what your monthly donation could achieve in a year

  • Join us in Celebration of Sanctuary

    Sheffield Quakers, City of Sanctuary Sheffield and ASSIST invite you to our Celebration of Sanctuary. Free event.

  • Come to a ceilidh with the Well Dressed Band

    Presented by the Well Dressed Band in aid of ASSIST.

  • Youlgreave print for sale in aid of ASSIST

    Hurry to order your print of this lovely acrylic wash painting...

  • Gavin & Stacy - the Dining Experience

    Nessa and Smithy are getting married and you’re invited to the wedding reception!

  • Could you be an ASSIST Trustee?

    We're looking for some new ASSIST Trustees.The role of our Trustees is to support the charity to grow...

  • X, ASSIST client

    X is 50 years old and has been living in the UK for nearly 18 years and has been receiving help from ASSIST...

Andrea and Craig, ASSIST Hosts

We have been hosting with ASSIST for two years. We started as weekend hosts and then moved on to medium and long term.

Be part of the family