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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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Win Viv’s Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt

2nd December 2021|Blog, News|

As part of our Gift of Words Appeal, which is raising money for our Action Language project, supporter, Viv Harrison, has crafted this beautiful contemporary quilt, which you have an opportunity to win in a raffle being drawn on December 13. We caught up with her to find out how the 'Amazing [...]

Tragedy in the Channel – Action Foundation’s CEO reflects

29th November 2021|Blog, News|

Following last Wednesday's tragic loss of life in the Channel when 27 people drowned in the deadliest crossing on record, Action Foundation's CEO, Duncan McAuley, calls for a more humanitarian approach to people seeking sanctuary in the UK   The tragedy of migrants dying in the Channel continues to highlight the humanitarian [...]

Give the Gift of Words to people like Athab

28th November 2021|Blog, News|

This Christmas we're raising money for our free Action Language school, giving the Gift of Words to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne and Wear. We spoke to one of our learners, Athab, a new dad who is looking forward to being able to read bedtime stories to his baby daughter in [...]

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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