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First Light

First Light supports victims of sexual violence living in the Plymouth and Cornwall area and domestic abuse for those living in Cornwall.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES
Contact us on 03458 121212 for Plymouth
Contact us on 01872 272059 for Cornwall

First Light acknowledges all forms of sexual violence including; rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, rape in marriage, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

This is irrespective of whether the violence is from known or unknown perpetrators, how long ago the abuse happened and whether or not you wish to report it to the police.

We can offer you support as follows:

• Support in reporting the incident to the police
• Counselling - Plymouth only
• Art Therapy (for under 18 year olds) - Plymouth only

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES
Contact us on 0300 777 4 777

Most people hearing the words domestic violence think of physical abuse.

Domestic violence can involve physical violence such as beating, slapping and kicking. But there are other ways that your partner or other family member can abuse you. These may be sexual, emotional, psychological and financial.

First Light have created this a website for people living in Cornwall so they can learn more about domestic abuse and be made aware of the services we offer to help and support victims, survivors and their children.

Our services are free of charge and accessible to female and male victims of any age.

Domestic abuse is rarely a one off event and tends to get worse over time. Abusers may be current or ex partners or another member of your family.

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. We operate two specialist, safe and discreet centres in Truro & Plymouth for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. We will explain all procedures to you and help you to make an informed choice about your care. Our staff are experts in advising, supporting and treating those who have experienced sexual violence. We help men & women, regardless of sexual orientation from the age of 13 upwards with our forensic service, crisis support & Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA)

  2. For the victims of sexual harassment, sexual abuse or rape the effects can be devastating and long lasting. A traumatic event or exposure to long-term abuse can impact on your capability to lead a normal life - both emotionally and socially. If you live in Plymouth or Cornwall we can offer support in reporting to the police. If you live in Plymouth we can also offer art therapy (for under 18 year olds). Please contact us on 03458 121212 (Plymouth) or 01872 272059 (Cornwall).

  3. At First Light (Plymouth) we can offer support through Art Therapy. Art Therapy does not require any particular art skills. You will be helped to relax and be yourself. The Art Therapist will guide you in finding your own way of working with art materials. Your privacy is respected, and you will not be judged from what you have created. If you live in Plymouth or Cornwall we can offer support in reporting to the police, a specialist Children and Young Persons ISVA will be allocated to you. Please contact us on 03458 121212 (Plymouth) or 01872 272059 (Cornwall)

  4. It is hard to give an exact definition of stalking because stalkers will often use multiple and differing methods to harass their victims. Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication, damaging property and physical or sexual assault. If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted causing you fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking and you should not have to live with it. Ring 0300 777 4 777

  5. This includes touching any part of your body, clothed or unclothed, either with their body or with an object. If you live in Plymouth or Cornwall and have experienced the above we can offer you support in reporting to the police. If you live in Plymouth we can also offer counselling or art therapy (for under 18 year olds). Please contact us on 03458 121212 (Plymouth) or 01872 272059 (Cornwall)

  6. Most people hearing the words domestic violence think of physical abuse. Domestic violence can involve physical violence such as beating, slapping and kicking. But there are other ways that your partner or other family member can abuse you. These may be sexual, emotional, psychological and financial. If you are experiencing any of the above please contact us on 0300 777 4 777 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  7. Twelves Company is a registered specialist charity that offers free and confidential support to victims of either sexual violence (in the Plymouth area) or domestic abuse (in Cornwall) Either visit our website for further details or contact us on 03458 121212 (Plymouth) or 0300 777 4 777 (Cornwall)

  8. Any sort of abuse can really affect your mental well being so it is important that you seek support. At Twelves Company we can help support you to take back control of your emotions and your life. Call us on 03458 121212 (Sexual Violence, Plymouth) or 0300 777 4 777 (Domestic Abuse, Cornwall)

  9. Twelves Company supports victims of domestic abuse in Cornwall. If you wish to discuss your current situation with a trained worker then call us on 0300 777 4 777 where a specialist trained worker will be able to listen and support you. If you have been sexually abused and you live in Plymouth please contact our office on 03458 121212 where we can let you know what support we can offer you.

  10. We are able to provide a variety of tailor made safety & support packages that suit your needs and that of your children. We can work on your behalf with other agencies to protect you and keep you safe, support you to stay in your own home, or we can help you to access emergency accommodation if you are at high risk of harm. We can also provide advice and support to access preventative and protective measures via the criminal and or civil justice route and through other local organisations. Please contact us on 0300 777 4 777 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  11. Twelves Company acknowledges all forms of sexual violence including; rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, rape in marriage, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse, irrespective of whether the violence is from known or unknown perpetrators or how long ago the abuse happened. Please contact us on 03458 121212 or visit our website to see how we can support you. We are a free and confidential service based in Plymouth.

  12. Twelves Company offer Art Therapy for children and young people aged 5 to 18. The weekly one-to-one sessions are held at the studio of Twelves Company in Plymouth for up to 24 sessions. Please contact us on 03458 121212 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  13. At Twelves Company, in Cornwall, we have a Children and Young People's Violence Advisor (CYPVA). She is a specialist worker who supports 13-17 year olds through domestic abuse. Please contact us on 0300 777 4 777 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  14. Twelves Company, in Plymouth, supports male or female victims of recent sexual assaults or historic events i.e. when you were a child. We can offer you support when reporting to the police or simply providing emotional support through our counselling service. Please contact us on 03458 121212 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  15. Any sort of abuse can really affect your mental health so it is important that you seek support. At Twelves Company we can help support you to take back control of your emotions and your life. Call us on 03458 121212 (Sexual Violence, Plymouth) or 0300 777 4 777 (Domestic Abuse, Cornwall) If so please contact us on 03458 121212 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  16. Twelves Company can help. We will listen to you; we will give you information, advice and support if you want it. Our aim is to protect and support victims and their children. We are non-judgemental, we work with you at your pace, we do not tell you what you should or should not do, we do not make decisions for you - we simply work with you to help you identify the right decision for you and for your children and assist you to decide what you want to do next. Please contact us on 0300 777 4 777

  17. Domestic violence can and does happen in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships. Lesbians and gay men experience domestic violence in the same ways as people in heterosexual relationships. The risks and issues are largely the same. There are, however, some additional factors for lesbians and gay men, such as: experiences of homophobia from services can prevent them from seeking support; their partner may tell them that the behaviour is 'normal' in gay relationships; their partner threatening to 'out' them to their family, friends or to services. Please contact us on 0300 777 4 777 or visit our website to see how we can support you.

  18. Twelves Company can help. We will listen to you; we will give you information, advice and support if you want it. Our aim is to protect and support victims and their children. We are non-judgemental, we work with you at your pace, we do not tell you what you should or should not do, we do not make decisions for you - we simply work with you to help you identify the right decision for you and for your children and assist you to decide what you want to do next. Please contact us on 0300 777

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