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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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How a pre-loved guitar brought Zahra joy

4th March 2021|Blog, News|

Action Foundation beneficiary and keen guitar player Zahra, a former cabin crew worker from Iran, arrived in Newcastle just before the third lockdown last year without her beloved instrument and has felt quite isolated as a result. “I used to play guitar when I was about 18 but took a few breaks [...]

InterAction welcomes new Manager Yvonne!

24th February 2021|Blog, News|

We're very excited to introduce you to our new InterAction Manager Yvonne Cheung, who will be leading the team providing our innovative Drop-in service offering  a friendly, accessible, interactive and supportive environment to help new and other migrants settle into their local community. It's always lovely to find out more about new members [...]

Chief Executive Officer

16th February 2021|Jobs, Recruitment|

Are you passionate about empowering people to overcome exclusion, isolation, destitution and poverty? Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle providing support to people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants across Tyne and Wear. Through our free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, we support refugees, asylum [...]

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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“I got the chance to improve a lot my English language and to meet new people and friends. Thanks to Action Language and ESOL for Work course, I got my job in the UK, I really feel much more confident.”

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