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 community of supporters

ASSIST Sheffield works with people who are seeking sanctuary and who have been refused asylum. We provide accommodation, information and other support. We're a charity and we rely 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

  • House icon

    Calling landlords and property owners in Sheffield

    We are looking for a large property...

  • Graham Millar

    A message from our new Executive Director

    My name is Graham Millar...

  • Maya Goodfellow

    Sanctuary in a Hostile Environment

    Join us on 12 May for our Festival of Debate session...

  • How we're doing - March 2021

    Clients are receiving increased monthly payments and weekly phone contact...

  • COVID-19: Information for ASSIST Clients

    Changes to our normal services.

  • Victor

    Victor has leave to remain at last!

    Everyone at ASSIST was delighted to hear that Victor has at leave to remain...

Emma and Matt, ASSIST Hosts

We started hosting not just because we wanted to provide shelter and security for people who had been left with nothing.

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