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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 […]

Coronavirus Do’s and Don’ts
April 6, 2020

We have been getting more reports from young people that some people are not following the Government’s rules around isolation and social distancing during the current Coronavirus pandemic. We have also been asked by some of our young people if they can have friends to visit or if they can go there…… So to prevent […]

Surviving Isolation
April 1, 2020

We are all currently living in uncertain times and a lot of us have had to completely change our day to day lives due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. At Silx we understand that this is probably very difficult for some of you and we want you to know we are doing everything we can […]

October 2019
November 26, 2019

Our October 2019 Magazine is now live! See what we have been up too and what our young people have achieved this month! Very exciting few months ahead with lot’s more events and activities planned. October 2019 Edited