Elsie Normington Foundation Administrator Post – 26.25 hrs per week Elsie Normington Foundation was established in 2013 to create for the Highlands a specialist play centre and respite facility in Inverness.  The Funds were secured during a ten year period of intensive fundraising and the buildings were constructed during 2022-2023.  The Haven Centre is now […]

Hundreds of flag-waving cheering children lined an Inverness road to herald the grand opening of a pioneering centre for young people with complex needs. The Haven Centre – which has taken 10 years and £4.8 million to achieve – is Scotland’s first purpose-built centre of its kind, featuring play facilities, a community cafe, respite suites […]

The following news article and images appeared in the Inverness Courier on 05 June 2023: It began as one mother’s dream after witnessing the isolation experienced by her son who has severe learning difficulties. After 10 years and raising a phenomenal £4.8 million, the Haven Centre for children and young people with severe learning difficulties […]

Our Thanksgiving Concert was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended this special evening! We raised the fantastic amount of £11,000. Huge thanks must also go to our fantastic performers, speakers and our host who made the evening so enjoyable and uplifting! And last but not least many thanks to our fantastic Elsie […]

As building completion draws ever closer we are delighted to share this update from the Haven Centre Site.

Elsie recently welcomed Key Community Supports staff to the Haven Centre’s respite facilities, which will be known as the Haven Suites. Key Community Supports & SNAP are currently looking for staff for the Haven Centre! Would you like to find out more about working at the Haven Centre? Please get in touch with us by […]

Check out our latest progress video update:

We are delighted to share our next update video from the Haven Centre site, which features the visit from Emma Roddick MSP, Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees. Emma Roddick MSP commented “The centre is vital, unique for Scotland, and it is unusual for the Highlands to have such a specialist service that will be […]

Check out the latest update from site, fantastic progress being made.

The Elsie Normington Foundation (ENF) will soon open its Haven Centre in Smithton, Inverness.  The Haven Centre will have a play centre for children and young adults with complex needs, three short stay flats and a 40 seat community café. We are looking for a Café Manager who is passionate about providing great food and […]