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12 April 2017 | Dot Dot Dot Staff

Staff Profile: Tom

Dot Dot Dot | Affordable Housing | Staff

One of our ongoing blog series is about our staff. This week it’s Tom, one of our Relationship Coordinators! Read on for grad schemes, thoughts on housing, tropical music, jiu-jitsu and more! Hi Tom, what do you do at Dot Dot Dot? Hi! I’m a Relationship Coordinator. This means my main responsibility is housing guardians and… Read More

6 April 2017 | Spotlight on

Spotlight on: Joe – Volunteering with Circus Skills!

Dot Dot Dot | Volunteering | Sheffield

We’ve been housing wonderful guardians in a former commercial property in Burngreave, Sheffield since September last year. One of them, Joe, was already volunteering nearby. He volunteers for an organisation called Greentop Circus. Greentop teach circus skills to anyone who wants to learn and aims to strengthen communities and circus artists in the area. In… Read More

3 April 2017 | News and Features

Social Innovation for Students in Nottingham

Dot Dot Dot | Affordable Housing | Innovation

Dot Dot Dot’s Business Development Coordinator Abi Perriman attended Nottingham University’s Social Innovation for Students Conference last week. The organisers invited Abi as a guest speaker both based on her experience on Charityworks and working at an innovative social enterprise like Dot Dot Dot. She was a member on the panel exploring “What is social… Read More

24 March 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot is an LGBT+ Friendly Housing Provider

Dot Dot Dot | LGBT+ | Cheap Rent

We are proud to publicly state that we are an LGBT+ friendly housing provider. We house a diverse and rich mix of people across the country, among them many members of the LGBT+ community. Whilst our staff always treat anyone of any background with positivity, friendliness and respect, recent research makes clear that displaying LGBT+ friendly status… Read More

9 March 2017 | The Dot Dot Dot Story

Under the hood: who can be a property guardian with Dot Dot Dot?

We work with a wide range of residents, property owners and buildings, but we are always clear about our role in the sector – we are here to manage buildings on a temporary basis on behalf of their owners while they are awaiting refurbishment, demolition or sale. This shapes who we can house.

3 March 2017 | Community

The Great Greenway Clean-Up, with Thames Water

The weather was foreboding this morning, but we were delighted to be involved in the Great Greenway Clean-up, organised by Thames Water. 35 volunteers met outside our offices at the View Tube, including our property guardians, students from Chobham Academy and members of staff from Thames Water, Poplar HARCA and Dot Dot Dot. The team from London… Read More

28 February 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot’s reaction to Bristol property guardian court case judgment

On 24th February at Bristol County Court a property guardian company lost a case against one of its guardians. Our view is that this case highlights poor practice by others in the industry, but has no immediate implications for our approach, or the viability of the property guardian approach in principle. We pride ourselves on… Read More

10 January 2017 | News and Features

Our reaction to reports about property guardians in Bristol

Dot Dot Dot is a social enterprise, and it is part of our mission to raise standards in the property guardian industry. A story has recently surfaced in Bristol that highlights some poor practice in our complicated and growing sector. We felt it important to clarify some of the points raised and to outline our… Read More

6 January 2017 | Spotlight on

Spotlight on: Arran – Crisis at Christmas

Affordable Housing | Dot Dot Dot

This blog was written by Arran, a guardian currently living in Canning Town. Spotlight on: Arran I spent seven days between 23-30 December volunteering at a rough sleepers centre in Hackney. Crisis is a charity that supports homeless people and makes a big effort at Christmas to make sure no one has to be alone… Read More

23 December 2016 | News and Features

Seasons Greetings! We’ll be away from the 24th December until the 3rd January.

Christmas | Housing | Dot Dot Dot

Seasons greetings to all! We’ll be away over the Christmas period from the 24th December until the 3rd January. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply to be a guardian, or get in contact about an empty building if you’re a property owner. Or, if you’ve got any general queries, feel free to send an email… Read More

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