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'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

  • COVID-19: Information for ASSIST Clients

    Changes to our normal services.

  • stats for September

    Our stats for September

    In September 2020 we accommodated 37 people, made 102 welfare calls...

  • Cancelled: Christmas Festival of Music

    Sorry, cancelled !

  • Evictions appeal: what you can do now

    How can you help us manage through this winter

  • Protect against asylum seekers rough sleeping: Write to your MP

    The Home Office may restart evictions soon. Help us fight this.

  • Our newest house

    Our newest house

    The newest ASSIST house, like many of our houses, was donated. It is leased to us for 10 years....

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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