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Guide for professionals

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. For information for professionals here.

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Live Web Chat

We have launched a Live Web Chat Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00   This is available on saferfutures.org.uk and firstlight.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. 

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Safe Spaces

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 to […]

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Safety tip videos

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 & go bag. Tip 4: Advice if abuse escalates. Tip 5: Keeping a journal.

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Safety planning guide

Staying safe during COVID-19 A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse Safe Lives have produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse for staying safe during Covid-19. ”Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuse…We know that if you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you will know […]

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Thank you!

Thank you Coastline Housing and Cornwall Council! Many thanks to everyone who offered supplies of headsets for our helpline team when we put a shoutout across social media last week. All offers were greatly appreciated. HUGE thanks to Chris from Coastline Housing and Cornwall Council who donated headsets to us – AMAZING!!! As a result […]

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Newsletter – April 2020

A note from Lyn Gooding – First Light CEO I write this message on World Health Day and so I wanted to take this opportunity to extend our very grateful thanks to all those working in the NHS and other frontline services who are helping to support the unwell and vulnerable. Their selfless acts of […]

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Covid-19

In response to the COVID 19 outbreak Safer Futures have put contingencies in place to help maintain services. However, this means that as of Wednesday 18th March 2020, all face to face contact with clients will stop until further notice. Don’t suffer in silence, help is available to you if you need it. Help includes […]

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Helpline Volunteering

My story ”I was in a domestic abuse relationship for two and a half years. During that relationship I experienced controlling and coercive behaviour from my partner at the time. On one occasion he physically attacked me. I ended the relationship on many occasions, but every time I went back to him. I missed him, […]

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Healthy Relationships

“The most commonly asked question about the healthy relationships programme, particularly regarding the primary school sessions is, ‘is it necessary’? The answer is yes, but not only is it essential the pupils are loving it! Children and young people are eager to learn about relationships and often surprised and excited to learn about their own […]

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