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𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝-𝟏𝟗 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 📢

In light of the recent Government announcement regarding Covid-19 measures, we wish to reassure everyone that all of our services remain open.
We are currently providing a mix of face to face and remote support dependent on the needs of the individual.
Please do not hesitate to make contact if you or someone you know is in need of help and support. Details of all the services we provide are available on our website.

Christmas opening hours 2021

Please note our Christmas opening hours for 2021:

Our Swindon and Wiltshire SARC will still be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Friday 24th December 2020 – Christmas Eve

Saturday 25th December 2020 – Christmas Day

Sunday 26th December 2020 – Boxing Day

Monday 27th December 2020 – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 28th December 2020 – Bank Holiday

Wednesday 29th December 2020

Thursday 30th December 2020

Friday 31st December 2020 – New Years Eve

Saturday 1st January 2021 – New Year’s Day

Sunday 2nd January 2021

Monday 3rd January 2021 – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4th January 2021

09:00 – 15:00



Helpline 9:00 – 17:00

Helpline 9:00 – 17:00

Helpline 9:00 – 17:00 / Other 10:00 – 15:00

Helpline 9:00 – 17:00 / Other 10:00 – 15:00

Helpline 9:00 – 17:00 / Other 10:00 – 15:00



Helpline 9:00 – 17:00

Normal hours resume

Supporting First Light this Christmas

Whatever you buy and for whoever you buy for, make a difference this Christmas to thousands of lives across the South West. Here are some of the ways you can support First Light which doesn’t need to cost you a penny:

Give As You Live – Shop online at thousands of stores who will donate a % of your basket to First Light. Stores include M&S, ebay, Sainsburys, Tesco, John Lewis, Boots, ASOS, Debenhams, Argos and many more. To create your online account and donate:

Amazon Smile – Shop through the ‘smile’ portal of Amazon ad they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to First Light. Use your existing Amazon account at

Don’t Send Me A Card – Save on postage and your carbon footprint by sending charity e-cards this Christmas in aid of First Light, visit

Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2021 – Provides an opportunity to give a gift of hope this Christmas by giving a charity gift certificate to friends and family. To give to First Light in lieu of presents or cards visit:


To digitally view First Light leaflets including the ISVA Service, Safer Futures and Swindon and Wiltshire SARC please click on the relevant leaflet below.

Our ISVA and Safer Futures leaflets are available in English, Romanian, Polish and Easy Read.

First Light English Leaflet

ISVA Service English Leaflet (Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Independent Sexual Advisor (ISVA) Service)

Male ISVA Service English Leaflet

ISVA Service Romanian Leaflet

ISVA Service Polish Leaflet

ISVA Service Easy Read Leaflet

Safer Futures English Leaflet (Cornwall Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service)

Safer Futures Romanian Leaflet

Safer Futures Polish Leaflet

Safer Futures Easy Read Leaflet

Swindon and Wiltshire SARC English Leaflet (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

We hope to translate more service leaflets over the coming months.