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During lock down we have been working closely with our young people via virtual youth sessions, over social media and over the phone. As we are speaking to the majority of the young people in their homes we have been introduced to younger siblings and other members of the family. We decided we wanted to […]

Employability still goes on….
May 29, 2020

Even though Silx is not open at the moment we are continuing to support young people aged 16-25 in the Blyth area with any issues of Employability and personal support, this can include anything from  Job Searching and applying for a Job, CV creation or update,  housing advice, debt and budgeting advice, personal support on […]

What do the new rules mean for me?
May 18, 2020

Last week the Prime Minster Boris Johnson addressed the nation with new rules regarding Social Distancing. It’s safe to say his rules were not exactly clear and left a lot of us confused about what we can and cannot do and a lot of our young people have been questioning if we are open and […]

Blog post by Young Volunteer: Abbigail Pattison How is the Lockdown effecting Young People? The Lockdown can have many effects on young people. There are different ways that it can affect them. It can affect their mental health, their relationships within their families and their relationships with their friends.  As a Volunteer at Silx I […]

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Silx had to close its doors on 23rd March. Although the building is closed and all face to face youth work has been suspended until we are allowed to re-open, we are still very much supporting young people and operating our services from home and youth workers are available 7 […]

Meet the Team- Sarah
April 24, 2020

Today we will be getting to know Sarah, Sarah has just returned to work following Maternity leave so she may be a new face to some of you but she has actually worked at Silx now for 7 years….. How long have you been a youth worker?  I’ve been a youth worker for 7 years […]

Meet the Team- Kelly
April 21, 2020

Today we are going to be finding out a bit more about youth worker- Kelly: How long have you been a youth worker? Since late 2015, so about 4.5 years! How long have you worked at Silx? You’ve all been stuck with me for over four years now, congratulations Best thing about being a youth […]

Meet the Team: Jackie
April 20, 2020

During these uncertain times we thought it would be fun for you to get to know the staff just that little bit better, so we will be covering a different staff member each day. Today it is the turn of the ‘Boss Lady’, senior youth worker- Jackie. How long have you been a youth worker? […]

When Abbigail interviewed Ian Levy…..
April 17, 2020

Recently our young volunteer Abbigail met up with and interviewed Blyth’s new MP Ian Levy and did a great job, read the full interview below: Question 1: How do you feel about becoming the first conservative MP for Blyth?  I think it is a massive honour, but at the same time as its being an […]

Be Sensible Online
April 13, 2020

During this Isolation period, Silx has become a ‘virtual’ youth project and the majority of contact we have been having with young people is over the phone or via the various social media networks. We have noticed whilst setting up these accounts especially Instagram that there is a large number of young people who STILL […]

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