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

  • ASSIST is recruiting a Finance and Admin Officer

    Interested in applying? Full details can be found below.

  • 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...

  • Music from stage and screen

    Join us on 12 October for a fundraising concert with the Steel City Concert Band and Vintage Voices...

  • 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...

  • Come to our AGM on 23 October

    A chance to hear about ASSIST's work over the last financial year and to meet other ASSIST supporters.

  • Jon, NIghtshelter volunteer

    Jon, Night Shelter volunteer

     I heard about the night shelter and suddenly realised that this might be something I could do...

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.

Be part of the family