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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 […]

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 […]

Santa’s Little Helpers….
December 14, 2018

This Christmas our young people have been Santa’s little helpers and have been getting into the true spirit of Christmas and thinking about those less fortunate than themselves…. Blyth Foodbank The young people along with staff collected lots of items to donate to Blyth Foodbank this Christmas. PCSO Raisebeck from Blyth Police came to collect […]

Children and Young People Now Awards 2018
November 23, 2018

This year Silx were amongst 127 organisations from all over the UK who were shortlisted as finalists in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018, we were nominated in not one but two categories and we were thrilled to be shortlisted after over 600 applications were received. Our Senior Youth Worker Jackie and Progression […]

Summer 2018
August 23, 2018

Getting the young people out and about and experiencing new things has always been something that we feel very passionate about here at Silx and this Summer has been no exception. The summer holidays can be a long and expensive time for parents so we always try and offer lots of exciting trips and activities […]

Alive in Blyth Carnival 2018
July 11, 2018

On Saturday 7th July the Alive in Blyth carnival procession took place through the streets of Blyth. The carnival was a celebration of the Blyth Community hosted by Leading Link and Silx and Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum were pleased to work together to take part! The Carnival began at the Quayside and then […]

Last month we told you all that our Senior Youth Worker, Jackie Long was one of 2,640 people from around the country invited to the Royal Wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Jackie was nominated by  The Lord Lieutenant, her Grace of Northumberland for her outstanding contribution to youth work in the community. […]

Unless you have been living under a rock recently then you will know that on 19th May HRH Prince Harry is due to marry the gorgeous Meghan Markle at a ceremony to be held at Windsor Castle. A statement from Kensington Palace, has said that Harry and Meghan want ‘members of the public to feel […]

On 28th/29th October last year Regent Pool and Snooker club that is based on Seaforth Street in Blyth, held a 24 hour Pool Marathon to raise money for Silx. The idea came from Brett who plays for the Regent Pool Team. Brett attended Silx when he was younger and said he wanted to give something back […]

In June 2016 we applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery fund for a project idea- we wanted to explore youth clubs in Blyth from the 1930s to present day and create a publication. We were very happy to receive a grant of £10,000 to bring the project to life- we commissioned ISIS arts and […]