24 August 2021 | 10th anniversary

Spotlight on: Josh Babarinde – from Dot Dot Dot guardian to our non-executive board director

In 2015, Josh signed up as a Dot Dot Dot guardian. Throughout his two year guardianship, he was able to focus on establishing and growing his award-winning social enterprise, Cracked It. In 2020, Josh’s passion for fighting for a fairer future for all led to his election as an Eastbourne councillor. In the same year, he re-joined us at Dot Dot Dot in a slightly different capacity. Discover more from Josh as he plots his journey from guardianship to joining our board of non-executive directors.

30 July 2021 | Guardian stories

Spotlight on: Helen, our beekeeping guardian in Letchworth Garden City

We sat down with our guardian, Helen, who lives in Letchworth Garden City. Discover more as she talks about her volunteering to protect the world of bees and how Dot Dot Dot guardianship has given her the financial security to enrol in courses and invest in her personal development.

14 July 2021 | Making a space a home

Five simple steps to re-styling your home

One of the benefits of being a Dot Dot Dot guardian is that in a lot of our properties you have the creative freedom to paint and refresh your space so you can really feel at home. As we recently created a show flat in Queen’s Park, we’ve got plenty of top decorating tips to share – with one key thing in mind – how to decorate affordably. 

Spotlight on: Sara and Steeve, celebrating Pride Month 2021

For Pride Month 2021, we spoke to our south east London guardian, Sara who’s providing mentorship and support to LGBTQ+ people looking to move to the UK with the lesbian and gay immigration group. And our Oxford guardian, Steeve, who volunteers with ReportOUT, a global human rights organisation for sexual and gender minorities.

17 June 2021 | Guardian stories

Spotlight on: Ailsa, looking back at eight years of Dot Dot Dot guardianship

Our longest standing guardian, Ailsa, reflects on friendships, volunteering and community during her eight years as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian.

26 March 2021 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Guardian of the month: Laura Chaitow

We caught up with our Oxford guardian, Laura, who has been volunteering supporting her nursing colleagues throughout the pandemic.

Your guide to Bromley, south east London

Bromley was touted as one of the happiest spots to live in London, so it’s little surprise that the area is becoming increasingly popular with city dwellers looking to exchange overcrowded high streets for something a bit more down to earth. Discover our top picks in this underrated area.

19 March 2021 | Guardian stories

Spotlight on: Aoise and Zoe, International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, we spoke to our former guardian, Aoise, who’s paving the way for women leaders in social enterprise through her work with Supply Change. And our east London guardian, Zoe, who has been supporting vulnerable women and children in temporary housing through her volunteering with the Magpie Project.

12 March 2021 | The Dot Dot Dot story

When is a social enterprise like a submarine?

Think being a social enterprise can’t possibly have anything to do with submarines? Think again. Our founder, Katharine Hibbert, explores the parallels between our decision-making process and that of sailors operating 500m underwater.

26 February 2021 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Life as a Dot Dot Dot guardian: Mahmoud, Oxford

Our Oxford guardian, Mahmoud, explores how he has been volunteering to support his community by offering free meals to people who’ve suffered financially due to the pandemic

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