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NEWS: Life Changes Trust Dementia Programme legacy partner announcement

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As the Life Changes Trust approaches closure in March 2022, we are delighted to confirm our plans with regard to our legacy arrangements so far.

Legacy partners:

The ‘About Dementia’ and ‘BOLD’ (Bringing Out Leaders in Dementia) projects are already underway, having been appointed by the Trust in 2019 to develop a National Policy and Practice Forum and a School of Leadership, respectively. 

About Dementia’ is hosted by Age Scotland, and BOLD is hosted by Queen Margaret University and The University of Edinburgh. These are both 5 year programmes, funded with a commitment that their work continues to develop and evolve beyond the lifetime of the Trust. 

More recently, in April 2021, our Board approved the third part of our legacy which focuses on:

  • funding programmes that build on the learning from our 'Creating Better Lives' regional grants and Peer to Peer resources for people with dementia and unpaid carers
  • hosting our evidence and learning (for example, learning and evaluation reports, other publications, webinars etc.)
  • updating the current ‘Dementia: A Whole Life Approach’ boxset online with the development of a second edition
  • the transfer of our website

The legacy partner for this work will be Age Scotland.

Arlene Crockett, Director of Evidence and Influencing for the Dementia Programme at the Trust said,

Arlene Crockett, Director of Evidence and Influencing for the Dementia Programme at the Trust said, “Throughout its lifetime, the Life Changes Trust has been about working at all levels – increasing beneficiary voices; encouraging grassroots organisations; providing evidence to statutory organisations and national government that address the issues most important to beneficiaries. As a time-limited organisation, and now that we are nearing our closure date, we are making legacy partner arrangements so that others can build upon, develop, and improve on our work and evidence to date, for the longer-term benefit of our beneficiary groups.

“Age Scotland has grown its work in the field of dementia since 2015 and now has a firm grasp of the different issues faced by people living with dementia. Dementia is embedded as a priority area within the organisation and integrated in the charity’s decision-making process. Age Scotland is an important partner in the Trust's strategic legacy collaborative - Age Scotland, BOLD, About Dementia and a number of Local Legacy Partners yet to be appointed. They will work with people living with dementia, unpaid carers and those that support them across Scotland to see their priorities recognised and their rights upheld.”

Read more about this on the Age Scotland website