Life Changes Trust (LCT), a new independent charity in Scotland, is set to have a major impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Over the next ten years, the Trust will invest £50 million to benefit individuals and communities by nurturing initiatives and influencing policy. The Trust will focus on two specific groups - young people who are in the process of leaving care, and people with dementia and their carers.
Collaborating with local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders, LCT will provide immediate action and long-term support. The outcome will be a significant and lasting improvement in the quality of life for two groups of particularly vulnerable people.
For people with dementia and their carers, LCT will focus on helping to build community connections, peer-to-peer support and befriending networks. It will also aim to invest in initiatives which increase frontline awareness and know-how in environments and organisations like banks, post offices, public transport and shops. There will be an emphasis on providing things to do, places to go and people to be with for people with dementia and their carers.