The SOLLA National conference took place in October 2016, and before that in January 2013.

Happy Healthy Wealthy Wise
Helping the Boomers to Bloom
October 2016

IMG 1962 smallerOn Tuesday October 11th the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) welcomed over 160 of its accredited Later Life advisers and guests to its 2016 conference in central London.  The event was opened and chaired by Lord Lipsey, Labour Peer and Honorary President of SOLLA and Tish Hanifan, Founder and Joint Chair of SOLLA. The conference focussed on the need for advice to achieve a 'Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise' later life. Speakers also highlighted the critical challenges facing the Later Life agenda over the coming years.

Speakers inlcuded:

Dr Chris Ball – Life/Health Consulting Medical Officer, GenRe. Geriatic specialist and author of many publications on physical and mental health issues as clients age.
Professor Keith Brown  – Bournemouth University. Author of the Financial Scamming Guide and specialist adviser to the government on older people and financial abuse
Professor Martin Green – Chief Executive of Care England and Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New Univserity
Bernie Hickman – L&G Managing Director of Individual Retirement, advocate for better Later Life Housing and innovation
Vivienne Mann – Senior Associate, Ageing Population Strategy, FCA
Michael Switsur – Strategy and Aging Society State Pension Policy, Department for Work and Pensions. Leading on the new State Pension introduced April 2016
Steve Webb – Head of policy, Royal London, and former Pensions Minister

For more information about the conference, please read the conference highlights press release

Really value-for-money, a genuinely stimulating and rewarding event.

The Value of Advice
January 2013

 Around 100 SOLLA members, advisers, and others working in the later life financial market gathered to look at the issues around the value of advice.

Speaker included:

Colin Dutkiewicz - Europe, Middle East & Africa Director, SwissRe Services Ltd
Norman Lamb MP - Minster of State for Care and Support, Department of Health
Peter Hay CBE - Strategic Director Adults & Communities, Birmingham City Council
Liz Kendal MP - Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
Lord Warner - Labour Peer and fellow Commissioner of the Dilnot Commission Funing of Care and Support
Les Mayhew - Professor of Statistics Cass Business School
Sarah Thwaites - Deputy CEO Financial Skills Partnership

Just heading back on the train after the annual SOLLA conference and I thought I would take the opportunity to thank everyone at SOLLA for such an inspiring day. It certainly demonstrates what a responsible role we all have in being aware of the diverse range of needs of our clients. I cannot imagine how I would be able to operate in this highly demanding yet immensely rewarding area of planning without the support of SOLLA.