An app that is designed to help people who may be experiencing domestic violence is being promoted by Yorkshire Housing’s neighbourhood officers to raise awareness among customers.
The app, called Bright Sky, offers advice and support for people who may be experiencing domestic violence and encourages them to record incidents of violence on the app.
Bright Sky gives information about different forms of domestic violence and features various case studies and questionnaires to determine the safety of a relationship. It also offers information and advice on when to consider leaving an abusive relationship.
Users of the app are encouraged to keep a record of domestic abuse incidents in the form of text, audio, video or images, becoming a secure journal tool. None of the content is saved on the device itself and there is even a facility to hide the app.
It is available in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Polish, and is free to download on both iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play Store.
The app, which was highlighted by Yorkshire Housing by West Yorkshire Police, has been designed by Hestia and is the first app to provide a directory of specialist domestic abuse support services in the UK. When it is installed, people can search for their nearest support centre by area, postcode or their current location.
For more information visit the Hestia website here.