Adam Baker from Refugee Roots, shares about the impact that Refugee Roots continues to have with those arriving in Nottingham, and how you can partner with them in one of their Trustee roles

A Place to Belong

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

The charity has continued to do this throughout the pandemic by providing remote support for asylum seekers and refugees. This has included Telephone Befriending, Telephone English Lessons and a Telephone Helpline. As lockdown restriction eased some Socially Distanced Befriending Groups and One to One befriending meetings have been taking place in outdoor spaces and venues.


Alice, a new arrival to Nottingham in the lockdown who was placed in temporary accommodation in a local hotel has expressed her gratitude over the support she has received from her volunteer befriender.

“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”.


Mohammad has been supported through the challenges of homelessness and moving into accommodation in the lockdown. He said “It’s like a family”

“It’s been brilliant the help and support I have received from Refugee Roots and their volunteers, it’s been tremendous”

Appeal for Trustees

Refugee Roots are among many of the wonderful charities, churches and organisations who have been doing everything they can for the most vulnerable people in our communities at this time. You could be part of the change and transformation by giving your time and skills to support the work of the charity. Refugee Roots are seeking trustee’s to join them as they reach their first year since their launch. Roles they specifically seek are for a Treasurer and a Secretary but welcome the interest of people whose skills and passions align with the vision, mission, aims and purposes of the charity; a place to belong for asylum seekers and refugees.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers, support and consideration towards our work at this time. Donations can be made online, see our website for opportunities to volunteer or work for us and for the latest news.

If you or someone you know could be a trustee please get in touch and

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Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Jeremiah 22:3