Refugee Roots welcomes all, helping those in need find friendship and a place to call home

Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.

Wellbeing and Support

We are fundraising during the 12 days of Christmas to provide wellbeing and support activities for asylum seekers and refugees.

Uno with Taylor

Taylor's Volunteering Story, "It is so pleasing to watch the happiness that even having a conversation or playing a game of cards brings".


Author: Adam Baker

Make a referral

Make a referral for a refugee or asylum seeker



Afghan Appeal

Our response to supporting Afghans in Nottingham will be to befriend and support those arriving in the city by increasing our capacity to match befrienders with Afghans and to increase our support worker's capacity to work with them.


Author: Adam Baker

Target amount: £2,000.00

Amount raised: £5.10


Preparing for Afghans


Author: Ant Sacco

Our impact


individuals have been supported this year


reported their English has improved as a result of our classes


reported increased confidence and reduced isolation

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  • Volunteer Induction November

    Volunteer Induction Read more

  • Cooking & Eating Together (July)

    join our Cooking and Eating Together Group for a Live Cooking lesson and lunch together in a beautiful garden Read more

  • The Sharing Table Crowdfunder

    This is our Crowdfunding landing page, come right here for your crowdfunding rewards Read more

Our services

  • Art Sessions

    Being creative is a great way to relieve stress, express yourself and connect with others. Read more

  • Women's Group

    A safe space to meet (in person and virtually) with other women every Tuesday for support, friendship and empowerment Read more

  • Access

    Access is now taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays Read more

Case studies

  • Friendship for Alice to overcome loneliness

    “If it wasn't for Refugee Roots and their assistance with Maggie calling me to see how my wellbeing is, I don’t think I would be sitting here to have this conversation..sometimes it felt so lonely” Read more

  • A more confident Muhammad

    I was feeling quite isolated…the hardest thing was being on my own. It’s been brilliant the help and support I have received from Refugee Roots" Read more

  • Helping Kristina feel at home

    “Now I have a stronger sense of home in Nottingham, when I see people I know in town I can stop and talk". Read more


  • Wellbeing and Support

    We are fundraising during the 12 days of Christmas to provide wellbeing and support activities for asylum seekers and refugees. Read more

  • Kathy's cooking for Refugee Roots

    I celebrate my 65th birthday on 8th May, and I am raising money for Refugee Roots and Cooking Book which I am helping to put together. Read more

  • Sit ups in isolation

    I'm not actually self isolating but I am at home and wanting to stay active in the Covid 19 outbreak. I want to do 100 sit ups a day, I want to raise money for Refugee Roots' befriending project Read more


  • Speaking to Severn Trent

    Speaking to Severn Trent about the funded work they enabled us to provide. Read more

  • Walking and Talking

    The Walking Group enables participants to have the chance to meet new people and socialise with others in a relaxed and informal environment. It is also an opportunity for participants to improve their own mental wellbeing, by taking time out to enjoy the outdoors. Locations that the Walking Group has visited include the Arboretum, Forest Fields, into and out of town, Wollaton Park, and the Castle Read more

  • Signposting for Afghans

    We've now translated our signposting booklet into Dari Read more