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6 October 2022 | Guardian stories

Starting a new career is easier with low-cost housing

Guardianship for graduates In 2022, the average graduate salary comes in at just over £24,000 a year, equating to around £1,670 a month take home pay. Then, consider the private rental sector, where the average cost of a double room in London is £815pcm and a 1-bed flat ranges from £1,526-£1,759. As a graduate, you… Read More

29 September 2022 | Property management

Dot Dot Dot’s approach to pricing the homes we offer

At Dot Dot Dot, our purpose is to provide well-managed, inexpensive homes to people who want to volunteer for good causes.  So setting the prices our residents pay for their housing is crucial to our social impact model as well as our business model, and we think about it carefully.  

Providing property peace of mind for Shepherds Bush Housing Group in Uxbridge

In 2019, we brought property guardianship to the London Borough of Hillingdon. Through our partnership with Shepherds Bush Housing Group, whose mission it is to provide safe, affordable homes across west London, we continue to secure 14 flats in Uxbridge. Since the project began, these properties have provided low-cost housing for 31 guardians who volunteer for good causes in the area.  

17 June 2022 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on Angelika: Building a network of support for the LGBTQIA+ community in Poland

During Pride this year, we spoke to London-based guardian Angelika, who recently moved to the city. She was drawn to Dot Dot Dot’s volunteering-based approach, having helped set up the Tecza Po Burzy Foundation in Poland, which exists to support LGBTQIA+ people with their mental health. Building the Foundation in the face of adversity “I… Read More

24 May 2022 | Property management

Supporting regeneration in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires

In July 2019, we agreed with A2Dominion, a housing association with a social purpose, to secure vacant flats on an estate in Oxford during a regeneration project. Our extensive experience of working within regeneration schemes and our ability to tailor our approach as required meant that we were well-prepared to be the strategic partner that A2Dominion needed. 

Amplifying her volunteering efforts with Dot Dot Dot guardianship: Karin and the Open HR Forum – Students

With the added support of Dot Dot Dot guardianship, west London guardian, Karin, has been able to amplify her volunteering efforts to enable students to access mentoring from real world working professionals. Karin’s initiative, the Open HR Forum – Students, operates on an international scale to create opportunities for HR students to become leaders in their field. 

8 April 2022 | Local area guides

A guide to Kent’s county town, Maidstone

As one of Kent’s most enduring and historically significant towns, Maidstone is ever-evolving to balance new and diverse industries with its historic charm and characterful corners. Peacefully located on the banks of the river Medway, this county town is well worth exploring for its hubs of entertainment, long list of much loved bars and restaurants and leafy aesthetic. We recently visited the area for ourselves – and here are our best bits. 

31 March 2022 | Property management

Why we’re increasing our guardians’ licence fees

Back in early 2020 we were due to roll out increases to licence fees across our portfolio…and then Covid-19 hit. We explain why we’re now increasing our guardians’ licence fees, the factors we take into account when setting our fees, and the rules and requirements that we maintain in order to make guardianship viable and effective.

How we work with LB Brent to turn empty flats into inexpensive homes in Queen’s Park

The regeneration of South Kilburn in Queen’s Park is a 15-year project aiming to deliver over 2,400 new homes as part of a sustainable and mixed neighbourhood. Flats are vacated in phases to prepare blocks for demolition. However, leaving them empty can risk them becoming the target of anti-social behaviour or can mean maintenance issues that could affect existing residents aren’t spotted.

11 March 2022 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on: Cate and Charlotte, International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we’re throwing the spotlight on two Dot Dot Dot guardians who are doing fantastic work to both support and lead the way for women in their careers and voluntary work.

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