We are proud to be supporting Young Roots, a charity which would have been close to the hearts of Doreen Warriner, Trevor Chadwick and Nicholas Winton, through the sales of Active Goodness. All proceeds from every book sold will be donated to supporting young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and overseas to improve their lives and fulfil their potential.
Young people’s participation is fundamental to our approach. This means that our group’s members consult their peers, choose activities and trips, help plan events, and volunteer with our Rise Up Project. Young Roots involves young people in the development, planning and delivery of our work, as well as in the recruitment of new staff members. We take feedback and ideas from young people very seriously and will be developing this work further over the next year.
The young refugees and asylum seekers we support face many challenges including language barriers, lack of education, social isolation, economic hardship and navigating complex legal and care systems.