The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
KA22 8DG Tel No: 01294 475636

Scottish Charity No 028100
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CHAP provides free, confidential, independent advice, information and advocacy support on housing and housing related issues to all residents across North Ayrshire.

Advice and Information on: Rent arrears, Council tax arrears, Homeless issues, Eviction, Neighbourhood disputes, Re-housing issues.

CHAP can help

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CHAP provides free, confidential, independent advice, information and advocacy support on housing and housing related issues to all residents across North Ayrshire.

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.

For more information on the types of issues that the Money Advice worker can assist with, please click here.

Landaid


CHAP have received funding from Landaid to pilot a brand new youth tenancy project. More information will appear on our website shortly. You can visit the Landaid website by clicking on the link below.

Landaid www.landaid.org

Volunteers needed


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:

Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme,
24b Grange Street,
Kilmarnock,
KA1 2AR


DiGS operate from Kilmarnock


The East Ayrshire Rent Deposit Scheme (DiGS)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


Business Excellence Awards Ayrshire - CHAP 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.

Advocacy Department

C.H.A.P AdvocacyThe 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

Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DiGs)CHAP currently run East Ayrshire Councils Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme. Through these schemes it is possible to access... (more)

Education Department

C.H.A.P Education DepartmentThe 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)

Volunteering Opportunities

C.H.A.P Volunteering OpportunitiesThere are a number of volunteering opportunities throughout CHAP including, answering calls, buddying Advocates, developing resources, I.T.....(more)

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