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Oct 9, 2023

Change at the helm for local family charity Home- Start Aberdeen

Leading local family charity, Home-Start Aberdeen, is under new stewardship as Cameron McCready takes over as Chief Executive as of September 2023. A former Residential Service Manager for Aberdeen Cyrenians, Cameron brings a wealth of experience in the non-profit and community welfare sectors.

“I’m delighted to welcome Cameron as the new Chief of Home-Start Aberdeen,” said Anne MacDonald, Chair of the charity’s board. “Cameron has a proven track record in fostering change in the lives of vulnerable individuals and families. Taking his third sector experience, his law degree and his role as a Dad with children under five, Cameron is well placed to successfully lead Home-Start Aberdeen through its next chapter. I’m confident his leadership style and commitment will further strengthen our position and the support we provide to families across the city.”

With over eight years of experience in the non-profit sector, Cameron is poised to lead the organisation at a challenging time for charities. His understanding of the unique challenges faced by vulnerable families, coupled with a passion for community empowerment is wholly aligned with Home-Start’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable young families in Aberdeen.

“I’m excited and honoured to have the opportunity to lead Home-Start Aberdeen and to build on the incredible work that’s already been done,” said Cameron. “I am proud that I can now play my part in delivering Home-Start’s vital services and bring my own skills and experience to the role. I look forward to working closely with our dedicated staff and volunteers to continue supporting families in Aberdeen and providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive.”

Cameron McCready is the new Chief Executive of leading local family charity, Home-Start Aberdeen.

The transition in leadership comes at a pivotal time for Home-Start Aberdeen, which has been a cornerstone of community support for over 30 years. The charity has consistently helped around 200 vulnerable families each year, thanks to the unwavering commitment of its volunteers, staff and funders.

For over 30 years Home-Start Aberdeen has been supporting vulnerable families across the city to prevent family crisis and breakdown.  These families have at least one child under the age of five and are typically affected by social isolation, bereavement, relationship problems, illness, disability and financial hardship. Home Start Aberdeen positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity.  We encourage interest from all regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.   For more information on Home-Start Aberdeen visit    

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