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 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
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.
The Life Changes Trust is making available awards (bursaries) of £500 per person for this year’s Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow. The awards are open to people with dementia to attend the conference, along with a carer or a supporter.
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. The principles apply to the care and support of people with dementia, a mental illness, a learning disability and related conditions.
In the NewsThe Alzheimer's Society has announced that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia friendly. Commitment from 63 communities has exceeded the ambition set in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia to engage 20 communities in the Dementia Friendly Communities programme by 2015 by more than three times.Thousands of young people are at risk of being failed by the system when they leave care, according to damning findings by MPs. A new report by the education select committee has found some teenagers were being forced out of placements before they were ready to live alone, while others were being placed into unsuitable accommodation.The Declaration will help older people understand their rights more effectively and how they relate to current equality and human rights laws in Wales. It will help those responsible for the development and delivery of public services, by making clear how they can support and engage effectively with older people across Wales.The Alzheimer’s society has warned that Dementia patients are not being given enough guidance and support following a diagnosis. Their campaign ‘Right to Know’ is calling for the Government to ensure that every person with dementia has access to a dementia adviser.
Acknowledgement: LCT would like to thank photographer Tony Marsh, and DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) for our website imagery.