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:


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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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.  


Carers for those with dementia


“I absolutely believe as a Carer that if you prop me up a little bit, then I will give my Mum the best care in the world…”

Tommy, Carer



Young people leaving care


"I left a secure unit at 16 with no living skills and no ability to cope with life...I was lost."

Tony, Care Leaver




  • In the News

    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.
    Dementia now ranks alongside cancer as one of the “greatest enemies” of humanity, the Prime Minister has said. Speaking at the Global Dementia Legacy Event in London, he called on experts to bring “passion and determination” to the fight against the illness.
    Young people in state care could miss out on the chance to vote in the independence referendum because they are not given enough information and support to do so, according to new research. 







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