About us

First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.  In 2017 Twelves Company and Skoodyha merged to become First Light.  We are independent of statutory agencies, including the Police, and every year we help thousands of adults and children in the South West to lead safer lives, free from violence and abuse.

Vision, Values and Mission

Our vision:

A place where we live in safety free from Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

Our values:

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Progressive
  • Collaborative

Our mission:

Working together to build safer lives free from Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

  • Educate and Prevent through early intervention, training and campaigning
  • Protect and Support through the provision of services to help safeguard and reach out to those suffering Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • Cope and Recover by providing a full range of services to help people build resilience and move on to healthier happier lives
  • Give a Voice to those who suffer in silence and influence others to bring about positive change

First Light Leaflets

To view our leaflets in English, Polish, Romanian and Easy Read please click here.

First Light Annual Reports

2020-21 Impact Report

2019-20 Impact Report

2018-19 Impact Report

2017-18 Impact Report

First Light Documents & Policies

We encourage feedback in relation to these documents and policies from all our clients. We welcome any feedback to be submitted through our Feedback and Complaints page