"The team at MCC understands the need to provide a unique and supportive service that will enhance the options our members can offer their clients."
The Later Life Academy has announced My Care Consultant, specialists in the planning and provision of long-term care, as its latest ambassador.
The Academy will work with MCC to help develop and shape its long-term care materials for advisers.
MCC offers specialist advice to clients focusing on preserving their wealth, helping them claim State benefits, educating them on their care funding options, and finding the right care provider for their needs.
As ambassadors, MCC will have significant input into the Academy’s corporate thinking and the ongoing development of the overall proposition, as well as helping to define future content.
LLA was launched in 2014 and offers later life advisers, across product areas such as equity release, long-term care, and annuities, access to training and sales support designed to improve knowledge and increase business levels.
Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner at the Later Life Academy, said: “We are very pleased to be working with our latest Ambassador, My Care Consultant. The team at MCC understands the need to provide a unique and supportive service that will enhance the options our members can offer their clients. At what can be a very distressing and sensitive time for clients facing the need for care, it’s absolutely vital we work closely with a service that reviews and presents the options in a way people can understand, and takes the vital steps to ensure the right pathway is considered.”
Jacqueline Berry, Director at My Care Consultant, added: “The care system is a complex area consisting of many different avenues, all needing to be explored and understood. This ‘care’ advice is not necessarily the role a financial adviser wants, nor can be expected to take on. We believe there is a proven requirement for independent support, one which links the consumer with the resources that they require. The role of our care consultants is to offer one point of contact to pull it all together and to then engage the appropriate resources, advice and services. The Later Life Academy recognises and understands these needs, and we are very happy to be supporting them and their advisers in helping them deliver this service to consumers.”