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May 2021 Newsletter

2021-06-02T12:11:53+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light CEO Dear supporter I thought I would take this opportunity to provide an insight into First Light over the last twelve months. Having to navigate a global pandemic whilst also trying to maintain services at a particularly crucial time has been far from easy. But despite [...]

Statement 22/04/2021

2021-04-22T13:32:25+01:00|8. News|

First Light Statement 22nd April 2021 We have become aware of a number of messages and posts circulating on social media originating from TikTok in the US which encourages men to perpetrate sexual violence on April 24th 2021. We understand from Devon and Cornwall Police there is no specific threat in Devon & Cornwall [...]

March 2021 news

2021-03-08T15:28:45+01:00|8. News|

Our Swindon and Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has achieved Male Accreditation “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved the Male Accreditation via Lime Culture at the Wiltshire SARC. A huge amount of work has been put in and our Outreach Engagement Coordinator, Lewis Leggatt, has been pivotal in ensuring the evidence submitted [...]

January 2021 news

2021-01-27T12:00:08+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light CEO Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021. I have to be honest the year has not had the best of starts for so many reasons. Tighter restrictions on mixing over Christmas and New Year followed by a third national lockdown brought with it a 50% [...]

Christmas opening hours

2020-12-08T10:34:52+01:00|8. News|

Please note our Christmas opening hours for 2020: Our Swindon and Wiltshire SARC will still be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thursday 24th December 2020 - Christmas Eve Friday 25th December 2020 - Christmas Day Saturday 26th December 2020 - Boxing Day Sunday 27th December 2020 [...]

Newsletter – November 2020

2020-11-23T11:01:18+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from Lyn Gooding First Light CEO To say 2020 has been a challenging year would be putting it mildly, the global pandemic has massively impacted the work we do here at First Light. We have seen a significant increase in demand for our services across the board. Most notably calls [...]

Safeguarding Car Trial

2020-10-21T10:09:25+01:00|8. News|

Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Car trial starts in Cornwall Devon & Cornwall Police have partnered with First Light and have begun trialling a new approach to enhance support for the most high-risk domestic abuse victims across Cornwall The dedicated unmarked vehicle will see an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and a plain clothes police officer deployed together to [...]

Guide for professionals

2020-07-14T09:40:11+01:00|8. News|

Social Care Institute for Excellence have developed a quick guide with Respect and SafeLives to provide practical ideas for social care professionals about the impact on domestic violence and abuse as lockdown eases. Click here to read more.

Newsletter – June 2020

2020-06-29T10:46:38+01:00|8. News|

Message to supporters from Lyn Gooding First Light CEO So here we all are in week 13 of lock-down and how different the world looks. Everyone seems to have learnt a new global language, never before did we contemplate holding zoom meetings, be that for business or pleasure, but its platforms like these [...]