GoodGoingOut is a non-profit-making organisation.
Our objective is to help older residents of Chiswick who might find it difficult to join in, get out and have access to a range of activities.
In an urban location like Chiswick, there is no easy way to find out what is going on if you are old and isolated. What older people say they want most of all is to go out on a trip, but these hardly exist now due to lack of transport and support.
We offer outings by minibus to bring together primarily those aged 80+, whether this is for a shopping trip, lunch out or a visit to a garden centre.
We are also putting together a calendar of activities available to older people locally in Chiswick. This will be posted in local shops, residential homes and GP surgeries.
We organise our trips using Hounslow Community minibuses and volunteer drivers and helpers.
We do charge for trips, but only to cover costs, because we are a social enterprise supported by a grant from UnLtd a major social enterprise charity.
Occasionally our volunteers offer to pick up people from their homes (and drop off later) where they would otherwise be unable to get to the minibus collection point. In such circumstances, this is entirely a private arrangement taken at the person's own risk and not covered by GoodGoingOut.
Our legal definition is a Company Limited by Guarantee - With Charitable Status (this is pending because we have to meet a revenue threshold first).
Our Company Registration number is 9816336.