Thomson Snell & Passmore was recently delighted to provide pro bono legal advice to The Good Company People, a Community Interest Company.
The Good Company People was established in 2020 as a not-for-profit organisation connecting over-60s with passionate ‘hosts’ who provide weekly ‘good company’ sessions in a homely environment. Initially launching across East Sussex, The Good Company People is hoping to expand further across the South East as its unique offering gains popularity.
Good company sessions are designed to provide guests with a change of scene and five hours of quality time spent with a host and up to two other guests in the host’s home. The sessions include a meal, refreshments and activities throughout the session. The sessions are also designed to give those who may have caring responsibilities a much needed respite whilst knowing their loved-one is in good hands.
Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Commercial Partner Poh-Leng Devare led the project and was assisted by Harry Roffey (Paralegal and future Trainee Solicitor). Poh-Leng commented: “We are thrilled and proud to have been able to help this fantastic cause. Working closely with co-founder Lucy Buck, it is clear that those behind The Good Company People are passionate about providing a unique service that sits outside of the traditional confines of the social care sector. The Good Company sessions offered are tailored to the individual guests and focus on providing meaningful social interaction. The service provided by The Good Company People could not come at a more important time following nearly two years of isolating our loved ones in order to protect them during the pandemic.”
Lucy Buck added: “We are so happy to have the support of Thomson Snell & Passmore. As a new organisation with big ambitions, the pro bono advice has been critical to help us build strong foundations so we can ensure there is Good Company on everyone's doorsteps.”