Hestia and Newton Enterprise Consulting Ltd launch Bright Sky App

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London, 1st September 2016 – Hestia, a London charity and the largest provider of domestic abuse refuge services across the Capital are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Bright Sky’ – An application available across Android and iOS platforms. Developed in partnership with Newton Enterprise Consulting Ltd, the app has been designed for people experiencing domestic abuse or for a witness who is concerned about a friend or family member they believe may be experiencing domestic abuse.

The application (Bright Sky) allows users to use the inbuilt journal function and national advocacy directory. The directory allows users to locate their nearest domestic abuse advocacy service either using their mobile device’s Global Positioning System (GPS) or through an area or postcode based search. Meanwhile the journal allows for entries to be made in text, photo, video or audio form, which are then sent to the user’s own chosen secure email address.

“This app is a huge step forward to bringing about much needed assistance to those who have experienced the trauma of an abusive relationship” said Patrick Ryan, CEO at Hestia “The app not only allows victims to record and catalogue all of their personal incidents of abuse which can later be shared with the authorities, , but it also allows them to locate the nearest support available to them anywhere and at any time. We are grateful to Newton Enterprise Consulting for helping us to develop what is in essence a lifeline to hundreds of women and men across the UK.”

The app also has an additional valuable function, which provides users with the ability to reflect and asses, the health of their relationship. Through a series of easy to follow questions, the app is able to provide advice on the health of the relationship and what course of action someone ought to take should the results suggest that the relationship is an abusive one.

“Working with Hestia to define their digital strategy has been a humbling experience.  The Bright Sky app, the flagship of Hestia’s digital assets, will help Hestia empower more people and change more lives” said Chris Hafner, President at Newton Enterprise Consulting. “Hestia is more fully enabled to achieve their purpose of ending domestic violence through both traditional services and now digital services. Patrick’s commitment to provide services through a digital platform is truly visionary in social services. We are happy to have partnered with Hestia and the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign on this remarkable journey.”

The launch of ‘Bright Sky’ ties in with the larger work Hestia are doing to bring about an end to domestic violence and sexual assault across the UK through their campaign named UK SAYS NO MORE. The campaign aim is to dispel common myths and engage would be bystanders on the issue, by making it the responsibility of every UK resident to stand up, take note and take an active step to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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For press enquiries, or further information please contact:

Abid Gangat

Media and Communications Manager – Hestia

Abid.Gangat@hestia.org

020 7378 3175

About Hestia

We are a charity working with vulnerable adults and children, to bring about positive changes in their lives at a time when they need it most.  We use almost 50 years of experience to support around 9,000 adults and children across London each year,. We try to help anyone who needs us, whatever their circumstances. Across our broad range of services we help people find a permanent home, manage their finances, take care of their health, and access work, training or education, as well as providing emotional and practical support to help people succeed in their daily lives. We believe in empowering adults and children to have a voice in the choices that benefit them, their families and their local communities – to enable them to change their lives for the better, fulfil their aspirations and live the most independent, healthy and enriching lives possible.

For regular updates of Hestia’s work and the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, follow Hestia on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram

About Newton Enterprise Consulting, Ltd

Newton Enterprise Consulting, Ltd, is a global management consulting firm dedicated to the mission of making each client’s vision a reality. As a result of an innovative business model, Newton Enterprise Consulting’s clients realize greater value from their vision – quicker.  Newton Enterprise Consulting’s services include Business Strategy, Innovation Strategy, Digital Strategy, Organizational Effectiveness and Business Transformation.

Newton Enterprise Consulting serves a range of clients globally – from large corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups, both for-profit and non-profit/charitable institutions. With a customer-focused, values-driven approach to service, Newton Enterprise Consulting seeks to redefine the consulting experience. ‘We believe that how we go about doing our work is just as important as what we do.’

About UK SAYS NO MORE

Facilitated by Hestia – the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign involves a broad coalition of advocacy and service organisations, leading corporations, media companies and major advertising, branding, and design firms.

The UK SAYS NO MORE campaign promotes the use of a new national symbol to express support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society. The UK SAYS NO MORE signature pin, worn and displayed by influencers, people working in the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and members of the general public, will raise visibility, create awareness, encourage conversation, and help break the social stigma surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault. You can find UK SAYS NO MORE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram