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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 [...]

Live Web Chat

2020-06-04T10:28:59+01:00|8. News|

We have launched a Live Web Chat Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00   This is available on both of our websites firstlight.org.uk and  saferfutures.org.uk   Huge thanks to Cornwall Community Foundation who have kindly funded this project meaning we can potentially reach more people who are in need of advice and support.  [...]

Safe Spaces

2020-05-04T11:59:53+01:00|1. Critical Information, 8. News|

A SAFE SPACE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. People affected by domestic abuse will be able to access the consultation rooms in Boots UK pharmacies, where they will be able [...]

Domestic abuse safety tips

2020-04-20T13:51:17+01:00|1. Critical Information, 8. News|

Safer Cornwall have produced a series of videos giving practical advice to those experiencing domestic abuse during Covid-19... Tip 1: Accessing domestic abuse and sexual violence support Tip 2: Preparation increases safety Tip 3: Get up [...]