Our Home or Alone Christmas Appeal

Home or alone? The difference  is your donation. It’s easy to give hope to refugees this Christmas.

Donate by text, credit/debit card or set up a regular gift!

Text ACTION to 70085 to donate £5*

or if you’d like to give more…

• ACTION10 to donate £10
• ACTION20 to donate £20

*Texts are charged at your standard network rate

All donations from this campaign will go towards Action Hosting project which matches volunteer hosts offering a spare bedroom in their home with a destitute asylum seeker for a short period of time. YOUR donation can keep this vital service running and help give someone a home.

Hundreds of asylum seekers will be destitute and homeless in Tyne and Wear this Christmas. They are often frightened and alone, with no family connections and very little knowledge of our language or customs.

Action Foundation aims to provide a level of support and stability to enable people to move on with their lives. While on the hosting scheme guests work with an Action Foundation support worker to look at their future options, ensuring they have access to the appropriate legal support.

Host homes are located across Tyne and Wear, and the volunteer hosts are fully trained before being expertly matched with a guest.

One Action Hosting Host commented: “Hosting has helped me feel that I’m giving something back to society, when you see things about the refugee crisis on the TV and you can’t do anything about it on a global scale, but you can do something about it on an individual level.”

Action Hosting Guest, Ali added: “I lived with three different amazing families. Action Hosting didn’t just provide me with a place to stay, the scheme gave me true friends. These people have become more like a family and this would have never happened had it not been for Action Hosting scheme.”

Take ACTION this Christmas and help us to support vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.

Text ACTION to 70085 to donate £5*

or if you’d like to give more…

• ACTION10 to donate £10
• ACTION20 to donate £20

*Texts are charged at your standard network rate

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The Gift of Words Appeal

We need to raise £75,000 a year to ensure that we can continue to provide free community English classes to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in our community here in the North East and we deliver this through our Action Language service.

Action Language Provides a Vital Service and Plugs a Gap

Many people cannot access mainstream funded English classes and so for the past ten years we have been providing a service called Action Language; a welcoming language learning and integration project. We provide free community-led Skills for Life English classes, which are taught by volunteers who are qualified teachers and dedicated assistants, who volunteer their time, in order to plug this gap in provision.  From small beginnings this has grown significantly to the point that last year we enrolled 1,139 learners and ran over 40 classes a week. From our two bases in Newcastle and Sunderland, we provide quality English language teaching to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants from all over the world. Equipping them with the words they need to navigate everything from housing and health, to study, work, their rights, responsibilities and understanding British (North East) culture.

Language is empowerment. With the right words, you can speak to your doctor alone, talk to your kids’ teacher, forge friendships and apply for a job. Without words, life is lonely and integration in a new country almost impossible.

Please detail the code AP1 when donating.

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