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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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Action Foundation welcomes new Comms & Events Officer, Pauline

26th July 2021|Blog, News|

We're super excited to introduce our brand new Communications and Events Officer Pauline Holt - the latest addition to the Action Foundation team. Pauline will be keeping you updated with all the latest Action Foundation news here on the website, social media channels and via our email newsletters, as well as organising [...]

New Action Foundation CEO responds to Borders Bill and Hassockfield plans

22nd July 2021|Blog, News|

Action Foundation’s new Chief Executive Duncan McAuley reflects on two of the biggest issues facing asylum seekers in the coming months. You will have likely seen in the news that The Nationality and Borders Bill has been through its second hearing in Parliament this week. I am aware that given the way it has been presented there will [...]

‘Our Action Foundation Garden Party’

7th July 2021|Blog, News|

This month we launched our brand-new Fundraising Pack – your go-to resource for all things fundraising! To celebrate the contributions of our fab fundraisers, today’s guest blogger is Sophie Pitches, a fundraising volunteer who recently threw an Action Foundation Garden Party… When it came to deciding on a theme for our Action [...]

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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