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".

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Author: Adam Baker

Make a referral

Make a referral for a refugee or asylum seeker

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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.

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Author: Adam Baker

Target amount: £2,000.00

Amount raised: £5.10

Fundraise

Our impact

275

individuals have been supported this year

33/36

reported their English has improved as a result of our classes

34/36

reported increased confidence and reduced isolation

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Events

  • Refugee Roots Annual General Meeting 2020-2021

    Join our AGM as a member , guest or stakeholder you are welcome Read more

  • Access Volunteer Meeting-Jan

    Access Volunteers Meeting Read more

  • Refugee Roots Volunteer and Participant Christmas Celebration

    Refugee Roots' Christmas Celebration for participants and volunteers will be a day filled with fun, food, and festivity. 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

Appeals

  • 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

  • Befriending Appeal

    Our befriending appeal Read more

News

  • Refugee Roots Christmas Celebration 2021

    “Refugee Roots has provided me with a new family. I am far from my own family and feel the overwhelming love of this community. Sharing a Christmas meal is very special.” Alliance. Alliance was one of over fifty volunteers and participant guests invited to a special celebration event in December hosted by Refugee Roots in Hyson Green, Nottingham. The Christian charity helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK. Read more

  • Just like magic

    Magic Little Grants Refugee Roots would like to extend a big thank you to Magic Little Grants who have generously awarded us £500 for us to use toward venue hire, volunteer expenses and some more delicious ingredients for us to use in our cooking and eating group! No doubt this grant will help us improve the activities and support we run for refugees and asylum seekers, and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you Magic Little Grants! Read more

  • Celebrating Trustee Week

    Celebrating Trustee Week and welcoming three new trustees to Refugee Roots Read more

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