CHW 2018 

Later Life Conference 2018   

Tuesday 9th October 2018, 9:30 to 16:30

SOLLA returned to the magnificent Central Hall Westminster for this key event for those engaged in advising older people.

Why do we lose confidence as we age? How does a decline in physical and cognitive ability impact on wellbeing and can lead to vulnerability? How can clients access the right kind of advice? There is a world of difference among those that find good advice leaving some much better prepared, empowered and more resilient in later life. The conference will look at what the future holds, how public policy might address the needs of an ageing population, the importance of addressing vulnerability and the difference access to good advice makes and the latest industry developments.

Who attended?

  • SOLLA members
  • SFE members
  • Businesses that provide services to older people
  • Older people’s charities
  • Care professionals from the private and voluntary sector

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the day


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 Thank you to our 2018 conference supporters

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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.