We’re able to share the news from our annual Impact Report today that between April 2019 – April 2020, 1,932 refugees, people seeking asylum and other migrants in Tyne & Wear engaged with our services – that’s 35% more people than the previous year.

People came to our region from 94 countries across the globe, often fleeing war and persecution to seek safety. When they arrive they are incredibly vulnerable, so we were here to provide a range of help including supported housing, free English language classes and a social drop-in to welcome and orientate them to the area, empowering them to become part of their community.

We are proud of the work that our team of 28 members of staff had and 232 dedicated volunteers have done to deliver these services – an increasing amount of whom have lived experience of the asylum system and want to give something back. However, we are concerned that the Government do not provide the support (or enough funding for charities to deliver it) that means we have increasing numbers of people left destitute, isolated, vulnerable and without support who need our help.

Pages from this year's Action Foundation Impact Report

Inside this year’s edition of the Impact Report you’ll find:

  • Facts, figures and news about the support our projects have provided
  • Positive stories about the difference our support has made to people who have accessed our services
  • Our response to the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Highlights from the last year of fundraising
  • Trustees update
  • A summary of our finances

You can download the Impact Report here

And this year you can also watch our whizzy Impact Report animation too.

Thanks for all of your support over the last year – it means an incredible amount to us in these challenging times.

Apologies to those people who did not receive their Impact Report through the post last week, this was due to a technical error with the printing house who will be sending out replacement copies within the next few days.