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CHAP provides free, confidential, independence advice, information and advocacy support on housing and housing related issues to residents in North Ayrshire.

Tel: 01294 475636 

Young Scot offers incentives, information and opportunities to people aged 12-26 to help them make informed choices, play a part in their community, and make the most of their free time and learning.

This website gives you advice on council services, housing applications, housing benefit and other housing related issues.  It also gives you advice on what to do if you find yourself homeless.



Shelter is the national campaigning charity helping homeless and badly housed people.

Free 24 hour helpline for advice about housing problems
Tel: 0808 800 4444

Homeless Action Scotland are a national organisation tackling homelessness.



Childline is the free 24hr helpline for young people in the UK.  Young people can call at any time of day or night about any problem.  The counsellors are there to help you find a way to sort things out. The website also offers a series of factsheets that discuss issues such as bullying, stepfamilies and abuse.
Tel: 0800 1111

Offers information on your rights as a young person.  Can assist if you feel that you haven’t been treated properly or just want advice on your rights.  The Citizen’s Advice Bureaux are also able to provide advice on debt/money issues.

Information and facts on drugs in Scotland. Focuses on young people and is excellent resource for young people, parents and professionals. Sites for A to Z of drugs, how to open up and get help, latest information and local area news.

For young people and parents. Uses cartoons to get message across and supplies free resources. Site for A to Z of drugs, how to get help, what to do if you are worried about someone and there is also a talkline available.

National charity commited to improving the mental health of all children and young people. Has an information service available that provides information and advice.

This charity is set up to help parents, teachers and young people, tackle the subject of school bullying. It includes handy tips, problem pages, and legal advice.