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Silx Summer of Fun
September 17, 2021

Its hard to believe that summer has been and gone and that the young people have all returned to school.  We know how difficult the past 18 months had been on our young people and we wanted them to have a fantastic summer with us once restrictions were eased so we organised a fun packed […]

We are Back!
April 26, 2021

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE In March 2020 we had to close the doors to the project for the first time in its history. The building has remained closed since however we have still been working and  supporting young people in Blyth. We have held Zoom calls daily and offered support virtually, we have been able to […]

Latest Update from Silx
February 3, 2021

We can’t quite believe that we are in February already and that the pandemic has been going on for almost a year. As you all know we are in another national lockdown and we just wanted to clarify what that means for Silx and let you know what we are currently offering. TEEN BAR The […]

The North East is currently on COVID level high which does mean there are a number of things we can and cannot do and we thought with half term looming it would be a good idea to clarify what the rules mean for you, our young people when it comes to socialising. Meeting up with […]

Stationary Gifts for Back to School…..
September 7, 2020

Last week saw the majority of our young people getting back to a sense of normality by returning to School, this was a big step after being out of school for the best part of 6 months. So, we decided we wanted to give something to our young people to make going back to school […]

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 […]

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