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 (BIG) Scotland.   

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


Delivering through collaboration, strategic funding and influencing activities, the Life Changes Trust will work with others to ensure that looked after young people and young care leavers, and those affected by dementia are supported to live as fully valued members of their communities, and that their individual physical, social and emotional needs are met.  
The Trust’s programme and funding plans are currently in development.  Details of funding application processes and timescales will be finalised over the coming months.  
Please Note: Our phone number has changed. Our new number is 0141 212 9600. 

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Over the next three years, the Trust will invest around £3 million in establishing and supporting a wide variety of Dementia Friendly Community initiatives across Scotland. 
From 1st July 2014, young people with care experience aged 14-26 years old who live in Glasgow or the Highlands will be able to make an application to the Trust for an Individual Grant.


Stakeholder News

The award ceremony will take place on 25th September 2014 in Glasgow.
Inverness College UHI has been awarded the prestigious Buttle UK Quality Mark for its commitment to young people who are in and leaving care. 
Professor June Andrews, director of Stirling University dementia services development centre, has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing. It is the RCN's highest honour. Profressor Andrews is a Trustee for the Life Changes Trust.


  • In the News

    More than twice as many people in the UK have dementia before the age of 65 than was previously thought, new figures show. A report due to be published this week says that 42,000 people are now estimated to be suffering early onset dementia.  
    An investigation has been launched into claims that councils are not allowing children in care their legal right to a say in decisions that affect their education.  David Blair, head of the Scottish government’s looked-after children unit, revealed that it was unclear how many of the 32 local authorities provided independent advocacy services. 
    Dementia patients in the UK face a "care tax" because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say. The Alzheimer's Society found that on average, the equivalent of £32,242 a year was spent on care per patient. but on average only a third - £10,784 - came from NHS or council funds. 
    More than half of English councils place young people leaving care in unsuitable accommodation for long periods, data from a charity suggests. Barnardo's said 51% of councils placed teenagers in bed-and-breakfasts for a month or more in 2013-14. 







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