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CHAP is authorised and regulated by the
Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number 689255) and is a registered charity with the OSCR (Charity Reference Number SC 028100
Advice and Information
CHAP has recently secured funding from the Scottish Legal Aid Board, through the Making Advice Work programme, to provide support to individuals who are faced with Welfare Rights or Complex Debt issues, to try to tackle the impact of Welfare Reform.
These services are available to all residents of North Ayrshire and are delivered from the CHAP base in Prince’s Street, Ardrossan.For more information on the types of issues that the Welfare Rights Officer can assist with, please click here. Please click here to learn of important recent changes to welfare rights.
For more information on the types of issues that the Money Advice worker can assist with, please click here.
Our Rent Deposit Team based in Kilmarnock are currently looking for volunteers to help with admin and reception duties.
If you are interested please click here for details.
An application form can be obtained here.
Please send your completed application to:
24b Grange Street,
DiGS operate from Kilmarnock
The East Ayrshire Rent Deposit Scheme (DiGS) are no longer sited at our base office and are operating from Kilmarnock (Mon - Thu) and Cumnock on a Friday..
For more information and contact numbers please click here.
Business Excellence Award
CHAP, who were nominated for the final of the Business Excellence Awards Ayrshire 2009 are proud to announce that they were the award winner for excellence in the category of Social Economy. Photographs of the event can be viewed in Gallery.
The Advocacy Department can provide information and advice on a number of different issues relating to housing and homelessness.
To find out more click HERE
Rent Deposit Guarantee
CHAP currently run East Ayrshire Councils Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme. Through these schemes it is possible to access... (more)
The Education Department are working in a school near you.The Education Department are funded by North Ayrshire Council, to provide all 4th year pupils with a lesson on..(more)
There are a number of volunteering opportunities throughout CHAP including, answering calls, buddying Advocates, developing resources, I.T.....(more)