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First Light is a charity for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.

We provide a range of support in Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly, Swindon and Wiltshire, and across England & Wales.
Visit Locations for information about what services we provide in your area.

Anyone can be affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence, and we support people of all ages and genders, including people with a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you, or someone you know, needs help, please get in touch now.

First Light is a charity for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.

We provide a range of support in Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly, Swindon and Wiltshire, and across England & Wales.
Visit Locations for information about what services we provide in your area.

Anyone can be affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence, and we support people of all ages and genders, including people with a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you, or someone you know, needs help, please get in touch now.

If you’re in Cornwall or Isles of Scilly and need advice on domestic abuse or support to recover from sexual violence, call our Safer Futures helpline on 0300 777 4 777.

If you’re in Devon and Cornwall and want to connect with our Independent Sexual Violence Advisory (ISVA) Service it’s 03458 12 12 12.
If you’re in Swindon and Wiltshire and want to connect with our Independent Sexual Violence Advisory (ISVA) Service it’s 0300 373 2715
If you experienced Church-Related Abuse call our dedicated Safe Spaces Helpline on 0300 303 1356.
Warning
If you’re in danger, please dial 999 immediately or 101 in a non-emergency.

Please contact us if you need help.

Our caring and professional specialists will listen to you, believe you, and support you in making the decisions that are right for you.

We provide support for yourself or for someone else

First Light is here to support you. To advocate and to speak when you can’t. To help you find a path to a brighter future, free from abuse and fear. You are not alone.
* If you live in Devon and Cornwall and have experienced sexual assault, call 0300 3034 626 or visit https://sarchelp.co.uk. (Please note: this service is not provided by First Light ).
[My First Light adviser] did everything from listen to my rants and tears about victim care to being the stability I needed when my trauma broke me.”

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First Light is delighted to announce the resounding success of the recent Plymouth Run fundraising event, held on Sunday 28th April. A total of 13 dedicated runners, including…
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Clare’s Law – BBC Spotlight

In a recent interview on BBC Spotlight, Lyn Gooding, the Chief Executive of First Light, discussed the significance of Clare’s Law in combating domestic violence. Clare’s Law, also…

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