Welcome to The Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust is an independent charity, established in April 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund.   

The Trust’s mission is to drive transformational improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:

The Life Changes Trust will invest its endowment and work alongside others to make sure that care experienced young people and people affected by dementia are supported to live as fully valued members of their communities, and that their physical, social and emotional needs are met - now and into the future.
Details of The Trust’s programme and funding plans/ opportunities can be found on our Funding and Opportunities page. 

Download a copy of the Alzheimer Europe Conference Life Changes Trust Bursaries Report

Download the Executive Summary of the Life Changes Trust Business Plan 



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Contact the Trust:
Tel: 0141 212 9600  
Email: enquiries@lifechangestrust.org.uk


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The Trust is pooling its resources with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Comic Relief to invest £1.1 to continue the successful Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP Project) in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Applications for funding for the development of Champions Boards for Scotland’s care experienced young people is now open.
We are currently providing bursaries for people with dementia, supporters of people with dementia and carers to attend the Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference and the Alzheimer Europe Conference 2015.
More than half a million pounds worth of funding has been awarded to Age Scotland to raise awareness of dementia and promote early intervention among older people in Scotland.  
We have launched our competition to find the best ‘Bright Ideas’ to create a better life for people affected by dementia. The challenge is to come up with a new and innovative approach or idea for something that would improve the lives of people who have dementia and/or those who care for them.  
A dementia friendly intergenerational music project in Ayrshire, two Edinburgh theatres, a sporting memories network spanning the central belt and a bi-lingual dementia friendly project in the Western Isles and a dementia friendly choir in North Berwick are among the fourteen initiatives to have been awarded a total of £3 million to support the creation of new dementia friendly community initiatives.


Stakeholder News



The event will be a celebration of cultural diversity, bringing together young people with a shared experience of growing up in the Scottish care system.  The event will unite young people through a range of activities, stalls, food and music celebrating cultural diversity.

SIGN UP! Alzheimer Europe has launched the 'Glasgow Declaration' campaign, which calls for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy and national strategies in every country in Europe.


Become an official Friend of Who Cares? Scotland

Individuals and organisations can now sign up to show their support for care experienced young people by becoming in official Friend of Who Cares? Scotland.



  • In the News

    New measures providing extra support and greater rights for children and young people in care have come into force.  All teenagers in residential, foster and kinship care who turn 16 will now be entitled to remain in their care setting until they reach age 21, with further support for care leavers until they reach the age of 26.
    Patients with dementia in England are being condemned to needlessly long stays in frightening and unfamiliar hospital surroundings because of a shortage of care to help them at home, a charity has warned. 
    Doctors will be expected to diagnose half of those patients in Wales who have dementia by next year. The Alzheimer's Society said it was "disgraceful" that 25,000 people are living with the disease without it being clinically confirmed.







Acknowledgement: LCT would like to thank photographer Tony Marsh, and DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) for our website imagery.