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Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives.

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North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll, visits Action Foundation

17th September 2021|News, Uncategorised|

We were delighted to welcome Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), to our InterAction Drop-in on Thursday. He met our Chief Executive Duncan McAuley and was particularly interested to hear about the work Action Foundation is doing to help digitally excluded refugees and asylum seekers, a substantial [...]

Introducing Katie, our new InterAction Project Officer

15th September 2021|Blog, News|

We're very pleased to introduce Katie Hamilton, the latest addition to our excellent InterAction team. A former volunteer with our fantastic Action Language project, Katie is set to become a familiar face at our twice-weekly InterAction drop-ins held in the Turbine Hall at Castle Gate, Newcastle each Tuesday and Thursday. Welcome to [...]

Team Action Foundation smash Great North Run 2021

13th September 2021|Uncategorised|

Action Foundation’s team of 15 runners have done us proud. Not only have they completed the challenging 13.1-mile route that this year took them over the iconic Tyne Bridge not once, but twice, they’ve also smashed through their target to raise more than £4,800.    The donations are still coming in so [...]

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Action Letting

Action Letting provides supported accommodation to newly granted single adult refugees at risk of homelessness during their rapid transition to mainstream housing. We currently manage 15 properties in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland on behalf of private landlords.

Find out more about Action Letting.

Action Housing

Action Housing provides supported accommodation to destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. Due to their immigration status this extremely vulnerable group are unable to work or receive any government support and are therefore entirely reliant on the help of charities or friends to survive.

Find out more about Action Housing

Action Access

Action Access offers a community-based alternative to clients who have been refused asylum and are currently held in detention. The project has been designed in partnership with the UNHCR and the Home Office.

Find out more about Action Access.

Action Hosting

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Action Foundation has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Hosting Project. Action Hosting matches volunteers offering a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker to provide short-term accommodation.

For more information about Action Hosting.

Action Language

Action Language provides free English courses in Newcastle and Sunderland city centre. Our aim is to provide ESOL classes to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants unable to access mainstream classes in a supportive environment.

All our free classes are taught by qualified volunteer teachers.

Find out more about Action Language.

InterAction

InterAction provides a friendly, accessible, interactive and supportive environment to help new and other migrants experiencing loneliness, isolation and feelings of disorientation, to connect with other people and cultures, local places and services.

For more information about InterAction.

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