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, September 18th 2017

Preparing for Life after School

We are working with Contact a Family and Lead Scotland to host a free workshop, Planning for Transition, on Monday, 2nd October. If you have a family member aged 12 or over, this will be relevant for you! For more details or to reserve your place, please go to goingforward.eventbrite.com  Po... Full Story...
Monday, September 18th 2017

Self Directed Support Drop-ins

 CHIP+ have organised two drop-in sessions on SDS for all who want to find out more or ask questions. These will take place on; Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 12:00-13:00 at the Birnie Centre Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 10:30-12:30 at the Pines Karen Hookham is the Self Directed Support... Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
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Scottish Charity Register - SC024835 Scottish Charity number SC024835. Chip+ is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in Scotland No. 2416335. Registered Ofice: 28 Queensgate, Inverness IV1 1YN