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

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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 Virtual Lunch

    Chance for volunteers to meet together to hear updates and encourage one another. Read more

  • Free Wellbeing Workshop

    The session is open to asylum seekers and refugees.  Read more

  • Wellbeing Workshop and Training (staff/Trustees)

    Staff and Trustees can attend this free training on Wellbeing 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

  • 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


  • A splash of volunteering

    One of our recent volunteers Phoebe Eaves made some brilliant images and artwork for us as part of her University project. She shared them with us and had a chat with our Director about her experience volunteering. Read more

  • The extra mile

    Big News! We have reached the second milestone with our Severn Trent funding. In the last 5-6 months Refugee Roots have supported over 130 participants through a wide variety of projects working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Nottingham. Read more

  • Inspirational cookbook shares food hope and love

    Inspirational cookbook shares food, hope, and love. Nottingham-based charity Refugee Roots has launched a second crowd-funding round to pay for another print run of its popular recipe book, The Sharing Table. Over 200 copies were snapped up late last Read more