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

Latest News

An update from Ukraine – from Action Language teacher, Ian

18th May 2022|Blog, News|

Ian Raby, ESOL coordinator with our Action Language team, is looking forward to meeting the first Ukrainian refugees in Action Foundation's English classes. Here, he gives an update on his friends and former colleagues in Ukraine, where he spent time as an EFL teacher. During my time living and working in the [...]

‘I feel like I’m in my safe place. The staff and volunteers are like my family’ – Lili’s story

13th May 2022|Blog, News|

Our InterAction Drop-in is not just a place to get advice, it's also somewhere people can make friends over a cuppa and a bite to eat, a welcoming space where those new to the North East can meet others and feel less alone. In Mental Health Awareness Week we hear from one [...]

Saying ‘No!’ to Hassockfield – guest blog

11th May 2022|Blog, News|

Ahead of this Saturday's national demonstration in Durham City Centre against the detention of women asylum seekers in Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre, Alison Stancliffe, Julie Ward and Suzanne Fletcher,  campaigners with the No to Hassockfield group, have put together this guest blog about their reasons for opposing the facility - over to [...]

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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 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 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.

In 2020/21 Action Foundation…


refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to access our services.
Volunteers worked with us to…

help people from…


76 different countries

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