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 care experienced young people and people 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.
NATIONAL CARE LEAVERS WEEK: 24th - 31st October 2014
As part of National Care Leavers' Week, Who Cares? Scotland will be premiering two new documentaries at the Glasgow Film Theatre. The films are the real stories of two young people that grew up in care. The films will be showing on the 25th of October, one of which features Ashley Cameron, a care experienced Trust advisor. For more information, visit the Who Cares? Scotland website

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Tel: 0141 212 9600   Email: enquiries@lifechangestrust.org.uk
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The Life Changes Trust is looking for eight new Dementia Programme Advisors. We would like four people with dementia and four people who are, or have been, carers of people with dementia.
Throughout 2015, the Trust will be holding collaborative workshops to consolidate understanding of what is happening in and across Scotland to bring greater benefit to people with dementia and carers.
The Individual Awards pilot is a trial scheme running in Argyll & Bute and Edinburgh only, which aims to give some extra financial support to people with dementia and their carers.
The pilot for individual grants for care experienced young people has now closed for applications.  


Stakeholder News

On Saturday 1st November, Who Cares? Scotland will host the second National Care Leavers Festival, funded by the Trust.  For all care leavers, it's Time To Shine. 
A celebration and recognition of those staff and volunteers that have put in that extra effort to change the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families will take place on Friday 7th November in Glasgow.
Read CELCIS’ comments on the proposed review of the National Care Standards 


  • In the News

    Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show. The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.
    The social stigma around dementia is hampering diagnosis, care and research, accoring to a report by think tank Longevity Centre UK.
    Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia. NHS chiefs said the aim was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment while the Patients Association called it "a step too far" that would mean a "bounty on the head" of some patients.
    Kezia Dugdale MSP talks about looked after children in Scotland and how much more needs to be done to improve their outcomes.  
    A new mentoring project between students at the University of St Andrews and young people in care has been launched. The project, which will include University visits, online mentoring and residential revision courses, will support up to 20 local prospective students. 






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