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Thank you Asda – Bodmin for your donation!

We would like to thank Bodmin’s Asda Store for generously donating essential toiletries, sanitary products and children’s colouring items to First Light for families fleeing domestic abuse.

If you would like to make a donation please email [email protected].

Violence Against Women and Girls Commission Plymouth – Survey.

Do you live in #Plymouth?
In November 2021, Plymouth City Council announced a new multi-agency Commission to tackle violence against women and girls in Plymouth.
They have now launched a survey in order to understand how violence affects women and girls in the city.
The survey is open to everyone, however, if you are female and have experienced or witnessed harassment or harm of any kind in Plymouth in the past five years, the Commission is especially keen to hear from you and encourage you to share your experience.
The survey is open until midnight on Sunday 13 February 2022.
For more information and to take part in the survey click here.

£10,000 grant to support hidden victims of sexual violence in Swindon and Wiltshire – National Benevolent Charity

We would like to thank the National Benevolent Charity for their £10,000 grant which will help First Light to reach more people who have been victim of rape or sexual assault across Swindon and Wiltshire.

Through outreach it will increase knowledge of and access to the Crisis Team at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, supporting more people to disclose their experience and obtain specialist support.

Quote from Ali Russell, Chief Executive of the National Benevolent Charity:

“Our Mission is to provide financial support to people experiencing poverty at a time of crisis. We are only too aware that poverty increases the risk of sexual violence and that an experience of sexual violence increases the risk of poverty. Therefore, we are delighted to award a grant of £10,000 to First Light South West to extend their crisis work with the hidden victims of sexual violence in Swindon and Wiltshire.”

For more information about our Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Swindon and Wiltshire click here.

Translated Service Leaflets – Cornwall

We are delighted to announce that First Light have created digital versions of our domestic abuse and sexual violence leaflets for Cornwall through the support of the European Regional Development Fund’s Idea Generation Grant as part of the Inclusivity Project.
We have translated our ISVA Service and Safer Futures Service leaflets into two languages for Polish and Romanian communities in Cornwall as well as Easy Read which is a format preferred by many people with learning disabilities.

To view our digital leaflets click here: https://www.firstlight.org.uk/leaflets/

Thank you Homebase – Donation of 10 House Plants for our Truro Offices.

We would like to thank Homebase in Truro for the donation of 10 House Plants for our Offices in Truro as part of First Light’s Wellbeing Project which is aiming to create a more homely, less clinical and calming environment.
The wellbeing of everyone in the building is a priority and we believe that the environment plays a huge part in that.
The kind donation from Homebase has allowed us to brighten up our workspace.
Thank you to Wayne from Homebase and Grace our Welfare Representative for arranging this very welcome addition.
If there is a donation that you would like to make, please message this page directly or email [email protected].

Victim’s Voice: make it heard – Swindon and Wiltshire

Have you been a victim of crime in Swindon and Wiltshire?
Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Wiltshire Police are committed to asking you what you want from the service offered.
Your voice will help them to better understand your needs, whether they are meeting victims’ expectations or if they need to improve.
They want to hear first-hand of victim experiences, about the reality faced by you and to reflect those experiences in the support for the future.
Hearing your opinion and acting on anything that needs to change helps them to keep support victim-focused and fit-for-purpose.
They need to know what you think about the support and service you have experienced in Wiltshire and Swindon.
Please complete the survey online here:
or contact [email protected] to request a paper copy.