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

  • Gina Clayton

    Gina Clayton

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of our former Chair...

  • Maya Goodfellow

    Missed our Festival of Debate event? Watch it here

    Sanctuary in a Hostile Environment

  • 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...

  • Eltayeb

    Eltayeb, Interpreter Team volunteer

     I have learned a lot from refugees about the obstacles they've had to overcome ...  

  • COVID-19: Information for ASSIST Clients

    Changes to our normal services.

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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