New Roots

AMIF logo 2The Refugee Council in partnership with RETAS (Refugee Employment and Training Advice Service), HCAS (Humber Community Advice Services), Path Yorkshire and the Goodwin Trust applied for Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) funding to roll out a model of integration for refugees who have status based in London, Leeds and Hull called New Roots.

The project aims to engage with 3,568 refugees with multiple and complex needs over a period of two years, providing a range of holistic, intensive and enhanced support activities, adding significant value to the limited refugee integration provision in each area and improving integration outcomes.
Three stages of support are offered: 
  1. Engage: specialist casework (move on and crisis work)
  2. Connect: social integration, language and wellbeing activities.
  3. Aspire: training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Refugee (and dependants/spouses)
  • Humanitarian protection (and dependants/spouses)
  • Family reunion (and dependants/spouses)
  • Discretionary Leave to Remain (over 12 months and as a result of an asylum claim)
  • There is no age limit – children and adults are supported
To access New Roots Services in Leeds please contact: 
newroots.leeds@RefugeeCouncil.org.uk
To access New Roots Services in Hull please contact: 
newroots.hull@refugeecouncil.org.uk
New roots partners