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 drive 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.  
Details of The Trust’s programme and funding plans/ opportunities can be found on our Funding and Opportunities page. 

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Tel: 0141 212 9600  
Email: enquiries@lifechangestrust.org.uk


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We are pleased to announce funding for a three year programme, delivered by Who Cares? Scotland, entitled Engage, Mobilise and Empower: a movement of change for care experienced young people.
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.


Stakeholder News


Individuals and organisations can now sign up to show their support for care experienced young people by becoming in official Friend of Who Cares? Scotland.
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has taken a Pledge to support young people brought up in care. The Pledge to Listen campaign directly tackles discrimination and stigma faced by looked after children and young people and care leavers. Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People was in attendance.


  • In the News

    Following four out of five golden rules for healthy living lowers the risk of developing dementia by more than a third, a study has found. Analysis by Age UK suggested that lifestyle was responsible for 76% of changes in the brain and that people could go some way to avoiding the disease by adopting or quitting certain habits.
    A new multi-million pound fund to tackle dementia will be announced in the Prime Minister's Autumn Statement. David Cameron has said that the disease is “one of the greatest enemies of humanity”.
    The NHS is to drop a controversial “cash for diagnoses” scheme which pays GPs £55 for every extra patient diagnosed with dementia. Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, said the initiative, which met a backlash from doctors and patients, will end in April.
    Alex Salmond has worn a specially commissioned tartan tie at his final First Minister’s Questions. The tie was presented to the First Minister by young people who grew up in care to mark the end of his time as a ‘Corporate Parent’ for young people in Scotland’s care system. 







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