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:
- Looked after young people and young care leavers (young people with experience of being looked after)
- People with dementia and their unpaid carers (people affected by dementia)
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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LIFE CHANGES TRUST FUNDING NEWS
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.
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.
The Education and Culture Committee have received an update on their inquiry into decision making on taking children into care.
Nominations are now open for the 2014 - 2015 Principles into Practice Awards, an opportunity to identify and celebrate services and projects across health, social care and the voluntary sector.
In the NewsThe number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn. There were 68,110 children in care on 31 March 2013, including 42,228 who had suffered abuse or neglect. This figure had risen by 12 per cent or 7,210 in the previous four years, according to figures from the Audit Commission.Scientists have uncovered further evidence that being obese in middle age raises your risk of developing dementia later in life, with the latest study suggesting that people as young as 30 who are obese may be at greater risk.The Scottish Government has been urged to be more “forceful” in ensuring local authorities deliver the same standard of support services for looked after and vulnerable young people. Inverness-based campaigner Matthew Friess claimed provision offered by councils varied across Scotland and that Highland Council in particular needed to pay more attention to its obligation as a “corporate parent”.The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia has risen by 62 per cent in the last seven years, official figures show. Charities said the trends showed progress in identifying and helping those with dementia, but warned that there was a long way to go with half of sufferers still undiagnosed.
Acknowledgement: LCT would like to thank photographer Tony Marsh, and DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) for our website imagery.