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.
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 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.
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. 
The pilot for individual grants for care experienced young people has now closed for applications.  


Stakeholder News




As part of National Care Leavers' Week, Who Cares? Scotland will be premiering two new documentaries at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Saturday 25th October, one of which features Ashley Cameron, a Trust care experienced advisor.
Read CELCIS’ comments on the proposed review of the National Care Standards 


Winners announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014

Read all about the winners of the 2014 Scotland’s Dementia Awards

IRISS's Innovation and Improvement Team leads exciting new project 'Relationships Matter'

The project will develop ideas that support young people who are leaving care to maintain positive, nurturing relationships with the people in their lives.



  • In the News

    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.  
    Nine out of 10 care homes and hospitals in England have aspects of care for people with dementia that are variable or poor, making those with the condition likely to receive substandard treatment according to the Care Quality Commission
    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.