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Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free English language school and supported housing projects we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants experiencing isolation in Tyne and Wear and provide opportunities to help them overcome their exclusion.

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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

Action Hosting matches volunteers offering a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker to provide short-term accommodation. All hosts are fully trained and the thorough matching process means that placements are positive experiences for both hosts and guests.

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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News & Events

Double win for Action Foundation at North East Charity Awards 2019

18th October 2019|Blog, News|

Action Foundation are celebrating after scooping wins for both North East Charity of the Year and Charity Leader of the Year at the 2019 North East Charity Awards. A total of 11 awards were presented during a glittering ceremony expertly hosted by BBC Radio Newcastle's Alfie and Anna at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on October 17th. The event is in it’s fifth year, celebrating the achievements of the region’s charity, voluntary and social enterprise sectors and also highlighting some of the fantastic support local businesses and individuals provide. Charity Leader of the Year Carol Gaskarth of the Pioneering Care Partnership [...]

Head of Client Services

15th October 2019|Jobs|

We’re looking for a new member of our Senior Management Team. If you’re an experienced leader with a strong track record in contract, performance and people management, join us to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable migrants. The Head of Client Services will oversee strategy and delivery and development of all our client support services. In this newly created role, you will ensure that our projects meet the needs of the people we serve, are delivered safely and effectively, and meet all relevant legislative and safeguarding requirements. You will have the ability to be analytical, innovative and [...]

Housing Services Manager

15th October 2019|Jobs|

We’re looking for an experienced manager with expertise in managing properties, projects and people. Add in your experience of working with vulnerable adults and you’ll be ready to make a real impact in supporting homeless asylum seekers and refugees. You will manage the day-to-day running of Action Foundation’s housing services, including the development and oversight of case management support to all clients. We currently manage 25 houses of multiple occupancy in Tyne and Wear with capacity for up to 88 clients across all housing services. We have also trained over 40 hosts to provide short-term housing support in their own [...]

“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.”

Action Language Service User

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