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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.
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.www.landaid.org
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,
Healthy Working Lives award
CHAP have recently achieved the Healthy Working Lives Bronze Portfolio award which has enhanced the organisation's committement to staff and volunteer well being. CHAP actively promotes health in the workplace therefore creating a healthier, motivated workforce.
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
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