Welcome to the CHIP website

CHIP (Children in the Highlands Information Point) offers information, support and advice to the families and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, and to professionals who work with them. Based in Inverness, CHIP offers a friendly, free and confidential service throughout Highland region.

CHIP is a registered charity and has four staff and a team of Directors who represent parent/carers and representatives of partner organisations.


Our Vision & Mission Statement

People in Highland receive the information and support they need to enable every child and young person to feel valued and realise their potential.

We will achieve our Vision by:

  • Working both with and for Highland carers of children and young people facing challenges;
  • Providing reliable, free and confidential information to young people, families and professionals;
  • Offering advice and support, both emotional and practical, to young people and families when needed;
  • Sharing and disseminating relevant information with young people, families, professionals and policy makers.

Opening Hours:

Day Morning Hours Afternoon Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30am  - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday Closed 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday - Thursday 9.30am  - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am  - 12.30pm Closed
Saturday - Sunday Closed Closed

             The CHIP+ office will be closed Tuesday,5th and Wednesday, 6th June for computer upgrades. 

We can be contacted by phone, email, post, the 'contact us' page on the website, or alternatively by dropping into our office located at: The Birnie Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, IV2 3UJ.     Click on the link for directions on Google Maps  

News Headlines
Thursday, May 24th 2018

Carers Week

 In conjunction with Carers Week (11-15 June), Connecting Carers have issued their May newsletter for carers. It's full of events to bring carers together across Highland as well as Aromatherapy classes and Yoga free for carers to attend.   Newsletter Full Story...
Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

Pines drop-in

The next Pines drop in is on Thursday, 24th May from 10-12.30pm on Play.  The session will be led by Rachael Geddes (Autism Practitioner), Mairianne Nairn (CALA play leader) and the Grow in Nature outdoor play centre. Poster    Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
  • Tel: 01463711189
  • Email:

Scottish Charity Register - SC024835CHIP+ is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), SC024835, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)