The Society of Later Life Advisers helps people and their families to find trusted advisers who can understand the issues around finance and care in later life.

The complexities of the issues and decisions that you and your family may need to face when looking at issues around choosing and paying for care need careful and considered advice. Finding a professional care adviser who can help to guide you through the options available to you is vital to ensure that you can make clear and infomed decisions.

The society

SOLLA was established in 2008 as a not for profit organisation dedicated to higher standards and accessibility to regulated financial advice for older people and their families.  There are no shareholders and any profit is used to sustain the Society and its objectives.

The Society of Later Life Advisers is committed to:

  • Promoting and raising awareness amongst people, their families and professional advisers of financial issues faced in retirement and later life.
  • Building relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies, charities, housing and social care providers, financial services firms and those organisations who are involved in the financial wellbeing of those in later life.
  • Raising the standards of practice of those engaged in advising in older people by promoting the highest levels of professionalism in financial advice.
  • Identifying and developing best practice by provision of high quality training and the distribution of the latest information and know how in later life issues.
  • Acting as a source of technical excellence for later life advisers
  • Actively inputting into legislative and policy changes and contributing to debates on policy.

SOLLA membership and advice standards

SOLLA offers a range of membership options, and specialist standards for those working in particular areas.

Full Members of the Society have achieved the Later Life Adviser Accreditation. The accreditation gives an adviser independent recognition of their skills and experience in working with, and understanding the needs of, older people and their families.

The SOLLA Retirement Advice Standard is for financial advisers who specialise in offering regulated reitrement advice. The SOLLA Care Advice Standard is for those offering non-regulated information and advice about adult care and housing.

 For more information about SOLLA please see the Society of Later Life Advisers website.