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Road Safety Campaign
September 26, 2019

Silx have worked very closely with Emma Shields from the NHS and with a group of young people who identified that road safety and technology is an issue for them and others of similar age. The group of 4 young people initially sat and discussed what they would like to deliver and what messages they […]

Summer work
September 3, 2019

Hello All! We have had so many events going on this summer including trips to Flamingo Land, Rock Climbing, Summer Carnivals, educational trips to Beamish, and much much more. All our trips, events and evening sessions have included free food for our young people as we recognise a lot of young people do not eat […]

New Volunteering Programme for Silx
April 8, 2019

We have recently set up a Volunteering/Work Experience project that is giving young people the hands on skills and experience they need to get into work.  For over 20 years our very successful Employability Project has helped Hundreds of young people find employment and 1000’s of  internal and external accreditation’s have been completed. Young people […]

Award Success for Sinead!
April 3, 2019

Back in 2015 we recommended one of our young people Sinead Patterson to The Bazaar Group in Cramlington for a Business Admin Apprenticeship. Sinead came to use the Employability Project after leaving College. Although Sinead had great GCSE grades she lacked confidence and had no work experience. During her time with us Sinead completed a […]

Employment Success for Danielle!
April 1, 2019

Danielle is a young person who has been known to Silx for a long time, firstly as a young person and volunteer in our Teen Bar sessions but more recently a regular attendee of our Employability Project. Danielle suffered a tragic bereavement at the start of 2018 and understandably this affected her confidence. Danielle’s need […]

February Half Term 2019
February 22, 2019

We always endeavour to put on extra sessions and trips and make Half Term fun for the young people that attend Silx. This February half term has been no exception. On Tuesday 19th February we enlisted the help of Simone from Fusion Hair and Beauty to put on a girlie pamper day. The young people […]

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 […]

Blyth Christmas Parade 2018
November 19, 2018

Back in September we met with Lynn and Julie from Leading Link to discuss the possibility of going into partnership to lead this years Christmas Parade, part of the Christmas light switch on in Blyth Marketplace. We worked together on our bid and submitted our ideas then waited to see if we had been chosen […]

Youth Work Week 2018
November 7, 2018

What is Youth Work? This is what the National Youth Agency are asking us this year as the theme for Youth Work Week 2018. Youth Work Week takes place once a year and is ‘An opportunity to expolre the changing landscape for youth work delivery and a time to celebrate the incredible difference it makes to […]