Sheffield will be taking ’10-15 families’ from refugee camps on the border of Syria.
They will be supported and accommodated through the Refugee Council Gateway Protection Programme that has been running in Sheffield for 11 years so there is no need for local people to host these refugees.
The Sheffield charity ASSIST is always looking for short term hosts or money to support destitute asylum seekers who are unable to return home.
Donations of Clothes
City of Sanctuary Sheffield manages a clothes bank to help clothed newly arrived asylum seekers. We are always glad to receive donations. There tends to be a shortage of items for young men, but we take offerings for women and children too.
Donations can be brought to Victoria Hall via the entrance in Chapel Walk, opposite Superdrug.
Donations of other items
St Vincent de Paul charity takes furniture and other household items which they then give to newly granted refugees, referred by refugee support agencies or Sheffield City Council.
If you have anything to donate, please take it to St Vincent de Paul Furniture Store,280 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DL
Other ways of helping
Sheffield Volunteer Centre has drawn up a guide for people wanting to help. Click here
to learn more.
If you’re interested in campaigning issues, check out South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group and
Sheffield Campaign to Defend Asylum Seekers which campaigns for the rights of asylum seekers.