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

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Our impact

173

individuals have been supported this year

20/21

reported their English has improved as a result of our classes

20/21

reported increased confidence and reduced isolation

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Events

  • 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

Appeals

  • Tackling Wellbeing

    Many asylum seekers and refugees have been hit hard by the pandemic. The lockdown has caused an intense isolation for those who have not been able to access support, support groups and networks. WI am adding my support to the great work of Refugee Roots, who are running this fundraising activity to generate important funds." Cyrus Christie 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

News

  • Kicking off March with Tackling Wellbeing

    2021 has already been an exciting year for the team at Refugee Roots, one of our highlights so far was when a Football star contacted us! After lots of behind the scenes conversations we can now announce that we will be working with Nottingham Forest Football player Cyrus Christie on our current wellbeing fundraising campaign. 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

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