What is a Good Company Host?
A Good Company Host provides safe, stimulating Good Company for up to three Guests in their own home.
We are looking for people who are curious, fun and empathetic. We like hosts to provide a minimum of three sessions a week (9:30am - 2:30pm) for groups of 3 people over 60. Some guests are living with mild to moderate dementia or short-term memory loss.
We match Good Company Hosts and Guests by interests, needs, values and hobbies and provide ongoing professional support and resources to ensure Good Company is enjoyed by all.
Benefits of being a
Good Company Host
A fulfilling career with flexibility
You'll be making a difference whilst having the freedom to work any day of the week, creating sessions based on your Guests' interests.
A low-risk way to set up your own business
We cover most of your start-up costs and help you find Guests. You have the opportunity to build up your business whilst working part-time.
Being part of something new
As one of our founding Good Company hosts, you will have the opportunity to shape a service that, if successful, will be replicated nationwide.
Find fulfilment and earn money
Generate income working from home, doing things that you love with people who share similar interests in your local community.
As a Good Company Host you'll receive...
Membership of a supportive community with like-minded people who all provide Good Company in your area.
Step by step guidance to help you set up your own business and contract, billing and customer service support.
A two day Good Company People coaching course, ongoing mentoring and dementia training and support.
Comprehensive training from East Sussex County Council and DBS checks for secure, safe hosting in your home.
Access to our recruitment and matching service to ensure you and your Guests are always in Good Company.
Access to TGCP toolkit to help plan sessions to ensure positive wellbeing outcomes for Guests.
“I wanted to be a host for The Good Company People because I love art, working in my woods and gardening. This way I can share my passions with older adults in my community, making a difference in their lives as well as providing for my family.”
Good Company Host
How do I become a Host?
Make an application
Once you’ve completed your application form, we’ll arrange a phone call or a coffee with you.
Home assessment and checks
Our team will visit your home and carry out a Host and home assessment including ID checks for an enhanced DBS for you and everyone in your household over 18.
Good Company Assessment Weekend
Spend 2 days over a weekend with other prospective Hosts, learning more about who we are and how to provide Good Company sessions.
After signing a contract to become a Good Company Host, you will attend training in safeguarding, manual handling, emergency first aid at work, food hygiene and working with people living with dementia.
Training and registration
Business set up
We will support you in the steps that you need to take to set up your own business, provide you with template policies and signpost to suitable insurance providers and arrange an East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service home safety visit.
We will make a final home visit to confirm that you and your household are ready to open your doors for Good Company sessions to begin.
Shadow a Good Company session
You will be invited to shadow a Good Company session with a Good Company host to see firsthand how to plan and provide safe and stimulating Good Company sessions.
Find Good Company for the person you care for
We'll help you find the perfect Host for the person you care for so they can continue to do the things they love in good company.
Good Company Hosts are trained and equipped with the know-how and tools to improve Guests’ emotional, social and psychological wellbeing which has been proved to lead to greater life satisfaction. In fact, research tells us that just 10 minutes of social interaction a day helps improve wellbeing for people living with dementia. (Alzhimers Society, 2018).
All inclusive cost of £55 for a five hour session
Begin a new career providing Good Company
We’ll support you every step of the way to becoming a fully qualified Good Company Host.
We’ll take the stress out of all the less fun parts of the job so you can focus on your real passion of making a difference to people's lives.
You have our full backing (and help finding and matching guests, training, mentoring, billing and customer service) but be your own boss, working from home.
A competitive salary for rewarding part-time work