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 for the Festive season from 22nd December until 3rd                                             January inclusive.                                                                    

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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
Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Relaxed Panto Performance

This year's Panto at Eden Court Theatre is Snow White and they're having a relaxed performance on Thursday, 4th January. Tailored to those with autism, learning difficulties, sensory/communication issues, along with babies, toddlers & those with dementia.  The show will have no l... Full Story...
Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Learn to Swim

There's a new Learn to Swim scheme being run from January to March at Drummond School pool, Inverness for children with learning, sensory or physical disabilities aged from P2 to S2.  Running  from Friday 19th January to 23rd March, this weekly, free swimming lesson is on from 4-5pm an... Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
  • Tel: 01463711189
  • Email:

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