Keighleigh’s Journey- Case Study

keighleigh case study

Keighleigh regularly attends our 1st Step and Teen Bar sessions. Keighleigh was born with a congenital heart disorder has been through heart surgery and left school with no qualifications due to being in hospital a lot. After attending Silx and with support of workers who encouraged her and built up her confidence Keighleigh is now employed at Newcastle United Football Club and is studying Animal Care at Kirkley Hall College! Keighleigh was recently nominated  at the Northumberlands Finest awards and was given a local Northumberland heroes award for over coming barriers and she was also awarded the Young Volunteer Award at this Years Projects with Pride. Well Done Keighleigh 🙂 


Keighleigh with her Volunteer of the year award

Keighleigh with her Volunteer of the year award

Tony’s Story- Case Study


Tony is 23 and has been coming to Silx since he was 13 years old. Tony has been using our 1st Step drop in to carry out his job search and our workers have assisted him with job applications, CV, Cover letters, interview clothes and have even taken him to interviews. After a long period of searching for work and building up his confidence and getting new skills by working with our youth workers he has now found full time employment with Manpower at BT and his confidence and self esteem has come on leaps and bounds. Tony has been keeping us updated with his progress and last week was awarded BT/Manpower’s ‘Advisor of the Week’ WELL DONE TONY 🙂