About Us

CHIP is a registered charity offering a first-stop shop to the families of children and   young people with additional needs of any kind by providing accurate, up to date and accessible information quickly and easily. We also provide training, a range of publications and support for families within the education process.

CHIP was started in 1993 by a group of parent/carers and representatives of organisations working with children with disabilities throughout Highland. Together they recognised the need  for good quality and easily available information for families and proessionals. CHIP has continued to work closely with parent/carers and partner organisations, who now manage the charity through the Board of Directors. For many years CHIP had only one member of staff but since 2004 and the Scottish Government’s Additional Support for Learning legislation, it has received funding through a Service Level Agreement with Highland Council and NHS Highland which has enabled us to appoint more staff and expand our services.

Our four members of staff work from our main office at the Birnie Centre at Raigmore Hospital and our additional office base at: The Pines, which is an interagency centre on Drummond Road, Inverness. Having an office here provides the opportunity to work more closely to integrate services and improve outcomes for children and young people with ASD and their families throughout Highland.

CHIP receives core funding from The Highland Council and NHS Highland.

CHIP were an absolute life saver; they changed our lives

CHIP were my defining link between failure and success

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Monday, February 12th 2018

Pines Information Session

The next Pines Information session will be on Thursday, 15th February from 10am - 12.30pm at the Pines, Drummond Rd, Inverness.  Kirsty Campbell from Connecting Carers will talk us through the New Carers Act 2018 legislation and what this means to the numerous carers of children and young pe... Full Story...
Thursday, February 1st 2018

Enterprise Trainer Job Opportunity

Cantraybridge College in Croy is an agricultural college for young people with additional support needs. They are advertising for an Enterprise Trainer to develop and deliver a training programme at the college. Full details below.  Job details For applications, contact Jenny Liddell on... Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
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