Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app that provides valuable support and advice if you are a victim of domestic abuse. The app is disguised as a weather app and has been launched by Hestia in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation.
Please only download the Bright Sky app if it is safe to do so.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse you are not alone and we can help. We provide confidential, high quality specialist support and advice for women and men who are at risk of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is used by someone to control you or someone you know or take power over you or them. Abuse can include physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, emotional and financial abuse.
Domestic abuse can be in many different forms including coercive control, sexual violence, digital or online abuse and harassment, human trafficking and modern slavery, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and so-called ‘honour’ based violence.
If you or someone you know changes their behaviour because they are frightened of how their partner or someone within their household will react, they are being abused.
Even if you don’t want to use our services, you might find some of these websites useful:
Living Plus provides safe and secure accommodation with specialist support and outreach services to help victims. We believe that everyone has a right to live in a safe place without fear.
We are fighting to end domestic abuse against men, women and children and work to help each person we help their life back.
Our support will help you lead a successful and fulfilling life through the services we provide. We understand that everyone is different with their own specific needs.
Our refuges offer a safe and secure accommodation with specialist support. Available to women aged 16 and over with or without children and from anywhere in the country.
All properties are fully furnished with communal facilities and our on-site staff office.
Our IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors) service provides specialist support for men and women aged 16 and over who are at high risk of harm.
From the point of crisis, we’ll work with you to develop a safety plan including options to keep you safe, as well as support with legal processes and the court system.
Available to both men and women aged 16 and over, our specialist outreach service provides an approach focused on you.
This includes safety planning and a support package specific to your individual needs.
Since 2018, we have been supporting the Chartered Institute of Housing's 'Make a Stand' campaign. Our four pledge commitments, which we are working to put in place, are:
Put in place and embed a policy to support customers who are affected by domestic abuse.
Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for customers and staff.
Put in place an HR policy, or amend an existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse.
Appoint a champion at a senior level in our organisation to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse.