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.   

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:

The Life Changes Trust will invest its endowment and work alongside others to make sure that care experienced young people and people affected by dementia are supported to live as fully valued members of their communities, and that their physical, social and emotional needs are met - now and into the future.
Details of The Trust’s programme and funding plans/ opportunities can be found on our Funding and Opportunities page. 

Download a copy of the Alzheimer Europe Conference Life Changes Trust Bursaries Report

Download the Executive Summary of the Life Changes Trust Business Plan 



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


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We have now launched our competition to find the best ‘Bright Ideas’ to create a better life for people affected by dementia. The challenge is to come up with a new and innovative approach or idea for something that would improve the lives of people who have dementia and/or those who care for them.  
A dementia friendly intergenerational music project in Ayrshire, two Edinburgh theatres, a sporting memories network spanning the central belt and a bi-lingual dementia friendly project in the Western Isles are among the nine initiatives to have been awarded a total of £2,198,000 to support the creation of new dementia friendly community initiatives.
Applications for the Trust's dementia befriending and peer support initiatives across Scotland are now being accepted. The application process closes at 5pm on Friday 2 April 2015.  
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.


Stakeholder News




SIGN UP! Alzheimer Europe has launched the 'Glasgow Declaration' campaign, which calls for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy and national strategies in every country in Europe.


Alzheimer Scotland launches Let’s Talk about Dementia campaign

In February 2015, Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia is launching a Let’s Talk about Dementia campaign. The campaign aims to open up more discussion on the subject of dementia and to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis.

Download 'The College Handbook' - a guide for care leavers thinking about further education

An essential resource for looked-after young people and care leavers in Scotland thinking about taking a further education course, this brings together details of the support available at the 27 colleges in Scotland that offer further education.
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.


  • In the News

    A scheme to match dementia researchers with members of the public who are willing to take part in studies has been launched.  The online and phone service in England, Scotland and Wales helps people find the projects that most suit them.
    Women are bearing the brunt of the dementia epidemic that is spreading through Britain. A study by Alzheimer’s Research UK reveals that the condition has not only become the leading cause of death among British women but that women are far more likely to end up as carers.
    Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and University College London.
    One of Scotland's top universities been named as a 'pioneering partner of the MCR Pathways programme, which helps provide mentors to pupils who have experience of the care system. 







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