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Welcome to the CHAP young persons website!

The Education team at CHAP work with you in secondary schools and youth training groups throughout North Ayrshire. 

You or your friends may have already seen us at one of the following schools..

 Greenwood Academy, Irvine Royal Academy, Kilwinning Academy, Auchenharvie Academy,St Matthews Academy, Ardrossan Academy, Garnock Academy, Largs Academy and Arran High School.

YOUTH GROUPS we have worked with:

Scottish Training Foundation, Princes Trust, Spark of Genius and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

We hope to educate and inform you on the realities of homelessness and living away from home.

To do this, the Education team have developed different types of sessions and workshops to use when working with you if you are in 4th year, a school leaver, heading off to college or university or part of a youth group.  We try to make our workshops as enjoyable and fun as possible by using;

Interactive quizzes, Groupwork, DVD’s Giant board games…

Not only does it make learning about a serious topic more enjoyable for you, it is also more enjoyable for us to deliver.

Some of the things we look at in our workshops include:

  • Reality of Homelessness
  • Homelessness in North Ayrshire
  • Housing Options
  • Independent Living
  • Budgeting

For more detailed information about the project and how to get involved, visit our sister website at



View a sample of our DVD above

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In 2012 the Education Department of CHAP began filming a DVD based on homeless perception to be used as part of the education sessions in schools. Working in partnership with the Princes Trust team 118 who played many of the acting roles, the short film explores what homelessness really is by looking at what societies view is and also through the eyes of young people who have found themselves homeless. Overall production and filming was handled by the Caley Youth Centre assisted by the young people of Team 118. A Big thank you to all who got involved.

Working in partnership with;

Prince's TrustSpark of GeniusDuke of Edinburgh