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.

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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

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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 October

    Volunteer Induction for new volunteers. 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

    Every Wednesday afternoon we run Access, we've been meeting virtually and doing things a little differently. Read more

Case studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • The Sharing Table

    The Sharing Table is a new cooking book from Refugee Roots and the Cooking & Eating Together Project. 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

  • Befriending Appeal

    Our befriending appeal Read more


  • Looking for work?

    You could join a small dedicated team of staff  and a growing volunteer base to provide a place to belong for asylum seekers and refugees. Our support is needed now like never before. Read more

  • The Sharing Table Cooking Book

    The Sharing Table Cooking Book Read more

  • Respond Nottingham

    Join us at Respond Nottingham on Monday 12th October Read more