Empowering refugees to
overcome exclusion


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.

Latest News

InterAction Project Officer

2nd June 2021|Jobs|

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to join the team delivering Action Foundation's InterAction Project. The InterAction project supports migrants in the Tyne and Wear area through twice weekly drop-ins, case work and outreach support. Drop-ins to provide a social place for asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants to [...]

Action Foundation’s plans for Refugee Week 2021

26th May 2021|Blog, News|

Refugee Week (14th – 20th June) is just around the corner and we can’t WAIT to tell you what we’ve got planned. The theme of this year’s Refugee Week is ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ and it’s all about celebrating the contributions to our community made by refugees, as well as highlighting some [...]

Head of Client Services

21st May 2021|Jobs|

We are looking for an experienced leader with a strong track record in contract, performance and people management to deliver our award-winning programme of support to vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers. The Head of Client Services oversees strategy, delivery and development of all our client support services, and ensures that our projects meet [...]

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 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 2019/20 Action Foundation…


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

help people from…


94 different countries

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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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