What we do
Routes is a social enterprise providing English language and confidence building workshops, and 1:1 mentoring for refugee and asylum-seeking women in London. We use theatre and play to create the perfect environment in which to help women improve their language, grow in confidence and build valuable social connections.
Why we do it
English language is the single biggest barrier to integration for new arrivals in the UK, especially for women, who are far less likely to have access to appropriate support. Many women are trapped in a cycle where poor English language leads to low confidence which leads to social isolation. We aim to break this cycle at every point by creating a supportive, nurturing, safe and fun learning environment where women can develop connections with each other.