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.
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LIFE CHANGES TRUST FUNDING NEWS
The winners of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards, which is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council.
The project will develop ideas that support young people who are leaving care to maintain positive, nurturing relationships with the people in their lives.
Alzheimer's Disease International has released the World Alzheimer Report 2014: Dementia and Risk Reduction assessment. The report highlights lifestyle changes as a key factor in preventing the onset of dementia in later life.
Inverness College UHI has been awarded the prestigious Buttle UK Quality Mark for its commitment to young people who are in and leaving care.
In the NewsA new 'wonder' drug which could fight cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes could be developed within 10 years following a breakthrough by scientists at Imperial College, who have discovered how to turn off an enzyme which is driving many incurable diseases.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.