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

  • We are recruiting Trustees!

    we are hoping to receive applications for the trustee board by Friday 17th December 2021

  • We are recruiting a Finance Officer!

    Get all the details and how to apply here.

    Deadline 6th December.

  • Christmas Festival of Music 2021

    Christmas Festival of Music

    Fri 10 and Sat 11 December, supporting ASSIST...

  • Visit our new online shop

    Christmas cards now on sale in our online shop...

  • Afghanistan - how you can help

    Find out what you can do to help Afghan refugees

  • Morrie, ASSIST client

    The people at ASSIST offered me so much support when I needed it most.

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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