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Domestic Abuse Helpline sees a 27% increase in calls during Pandemic.

First Light extended the operating hours of our Domestic Abuse Helpline as a result of rising calls during the pandemic. Supported by Barclays, the longer hours until 9pm weekdays and on Saturdays has allowed many more people to access vital help and support. The number of calls rose by 27%, with the charity Helpline handling […]

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Safer Futures is mentioned in Home Office & HM Government Reports

A Home Office and a HM Government report has been released this week which acknowledges the fantastic work of our Safer Futures service. – Violence Against Women and Girls Services Commissioning Toolkit – Supporting male victims of crimes considered violence against women and girls To take a look at the documents in full, click the […]

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Leaflets

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 The Inclusivity Project. To digitally view Safer Futures digital leaflets in English, Polish, Romanian or Easy Read, […]

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Covid-19 Update – December 2021

In light of the recent Government announcement regarding Covid-19 measures, we wish to reassure everyone that all of our services remain open.   We are currently providing a mix of face to face and remote support dependent on the needs of the individual.   Please do not hesitate to make contact if you or someone […]

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Christmas opening hours 2021

Please note our Christmas opening hours for 2021: Friday 24th December 2021 – Christmas Eve 9am – 3pm Saturday 25th December 2021 – Christmas Day CLOSED Sunday 26th December 2021 – Boxing Day CLOSED Monday 27th December 2021 – Helpline: 9am – 5pm Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Helpline: 9am – 5pm Wednesday 29th December […]

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December 2021 Update

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light Chief Executive Dear supporter, Due to your generosity, we have been busy recruiting new members of staff and volunteers to meet the increasing need for support. So far since 1st April 2021, we have supported 10,106 people who have reached out for our help. We are particularly proud of […]

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September 2021 Update

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light Chief Executive Dear supporter, It has been a while since our last newsletter and so I wanted to share with you some of the things that have been happening. Sadly, we have seen another increase in demand for our services over the past year, no doubt in part due […]

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May 2021 update

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 all that, […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 From 1-7 February, 2021, Children’s Mental Health Week will be exploring the theme Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you […]

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January 2021 update

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% + increase […]

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