St David's Centre of Mission
Val Legg and Ruth Busisa lead our St David's Centre of Mission. Launched in May 2016 it is based in Haverfordwest, on the Merlin Bridge estate. The area has a large housing estate of mostly rented homes, including a significant number of council and housing association properties. In parts of the estate there is a high level of poverty, exacerbated by high levels of unemployment. Although many residents are local, some having lived on the estate since it was built, there is constant movement of occupants and the area is regularly used to rehouse those who have been receiving additional support and are now ready to take the next step in building their independence, or those who have been moved from other areas, either local or further afield. Despite the difficulties there is a high level of loyalty towards living “in the Bridge” and many families do support each other well. Since it's launch, the Centre of Mission's work has included: The Bridge - a drop-in centre for local young people; children's summer holiday club and a weekly after-school club.