An exciting opportunity has come up to join the Action Foundation team and support the development of our Action Hosting project. Action Hosting provides temporary accommodation and support to destitute asylum seekers in volunteer host’s homes.
We are recruiting for an experienced individual to co-ordinate the day-to-day delivery of the Action Hosting Scheme on a part-time basis (21 hours per week). This involves training volunteer hosts and matching them with destitute asylum seekers (guests) in need of accommodation, supporting guests, evaluating/monitoring the scheme and giving support to ongoing work to publicise the scheme to attract future hosts.
The full Job Description and Application Form are available to download on our Recruitment page. Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd October, 9am.
For the first time this year Action Foundation secured charity places for the Great North Run. Our team was made up of a staff member, volunteers and a former Action Letting resident and we are delighted to announce that together they raised £3,095!! This is an amazing achievement and one we are all extremely proud of. Thank you to all our runners and everyone who supported them along the way. Special thanks to one of our runners who was unable to run but still donated £500!
We deliver English classes for adults (18+) of all abilities in Newcastle and Sunderland and have registration every week. All you need to bring is some ID.
In Newcastle registration is every Monday 1:30 – 3:30pm at The CastleGate (NE1 2JQ)
In Sunderland registration is every Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm at 90 Coronation Street (SR1 2HE)
For information can be found on our ‘Contact Us’ page
If you are heading down to the Great North Run next weekend make sure to give our runners a cheer if you manage to spot them! We have 4 fantastic runners representing Action Foundation this year raising money to support our projects supporting vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland!
You can find out more about our runners and show your support below!
Maria – Action Language Office Assistant and former student
Jonah – Founder of Open Arms and former Action Letting resident
Joe – Action Language volunteer teacher
Andy – Action Hosting volunteer host
Refugee Week is back and this year’s theme is ‘Different pasts, shared futures’. To celebrate the event and raise awareness of the fantastic work being done to support refugees living in the region we are holding a special film night in partnership with The Comfrey Project. The Comfrey Project works with refugees and asylum seekers across allotment sites in Newcastle and Gateshead to improve general well-being, support integration and provide a safe and secure place they can relax and socialise.
The film we have chosen to show is called Grow Your Own (rated PG) and encompasses this year’s theme bringing together people from all walks of life (including a refugee) to interact in the safe place of an allotment. It shows that no matter your past, we can all work together for a positive future.
We are showing the film in The Turbine Hall in The CastleGate (NE1 2JQ). There will be the opportunity to buy popcorn or a drink from our bar before the film starts. After the film there will be a short presentation where The Comfrey Project and Action Foundation will be able to talk about the work that we do and answer any questions the film may have raised.
19:00 – 19:30 – Arrivals and refreshments
19.30 – 21:00 – Grow Your Own screening
21:00 – 21.30 – Presentations from Action Foundation and The Comfrey Project
You can book your free ticket here!
It is all set to be a great evening and we hope to see you there!
This is a free event but there will be the opportunity to donate to either project on the night.
Want to find out more about hosting? We are holding a 1 hour information session in Newcastle (21st June) and in Sunderland (19th July) where you can find out more! Visit our Action Hosting page for full details.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Support Worker to join our housing team providing support to refugees and destitute asylum seekers in Tyne and Wear.
If you have experience working in a casework environment, experience of leading a team, experience of working with vulnerable adults and a strong awareness of the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers we would love to hear from you!
All details can be found on our recruitment page and applications are closing 6th April 2017 (9:00am)
Do you have a spare room? Would you like to help someone who is homeless?
Action Hosting matches volunteer hosts offering a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker. Over the next few months we are holding several open evenings where you can learn more about our hosting project and how you can get involved. Read More »
Could you live for a week on £15? That’s just over £2 a day. Sound difficult?
That is the reality for over 200 destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear right now surviving on £15 a week provided by local charities.To raise awareness of the difficulties facing destitute asylum seekers and support our projects helping this vulnerable group we are asking you to be sponsored to try and live on £15 for 1 week.
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This year we are working in partnership with Giraffe Financial LLP who are offering a free Will writing service for anyone who would like to leave a legacy donation to Action Foundation. Read More »