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David of the RAP

David has lived in a Sanctuary flat in Torry, Aberdeen since 2022, after being at risk of homelessness. He has a daughter who lives nearby and another with three small children who lives in Edinburgh. 

“After a career in architecture and housing, I’m now semi-retired and work part-time as a caretaker/handyman at a local church. I have an MBA from the Open University and a Housing degree from Sheffield University and have used my skills and experience to establish two local charities to benefit the community of Torry. I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing. 

“I am interested in developing local solutions to local issues and in bringing together folk of different ages and backgrounds to collaborate to achieve shared goals. As a member of Rotary International, I have become increasingly concerned about the issues faced by unpaid carers. For the last two years, I have led a Scotland-wide group of Rotarians working to share information and support collaboration with third sector partners. I am passionate about developing younger local talent to meet community needs. 

“I like to cycle and am recovering from a full knee replacement operation, long delayed due to the pandemic. I enjoy live music and good films, a passion that was lost to me and so many in the pandemic years.”