25 May 2017 | Making a space a home

Nigel’s DIY Adventures in Thamesmead Part 2 – A Living Room

Dot Dot Dot | Affordable Housing | DIY | Thamesmead

This is the second part of our blog series about Nigel, our DIY superstar in the Thamesmead / Abbey Wood area. In the first part he guided us through how he made his kitchen more homely and appealing at low cost. This time round he’ll be writing about how he made his living room ‘a… Read More

15 May 2017 | Making a space a home

Nigel’s DIY Adventures in Thamesmead Part 1 – A Kitchen

Affordable Housing | Dot Dot Dot | DIY

This is the first in a series of blog posts about DIY by our guardian DIY expert, Nigel. Nigel has been a guardian in the Abbey Wood/Thamesmead area since January, and also happens to be a DIY superstar! He transformed his flat from blank canvas into a gorgeous DIY temple. This inspired us to turn… Read More

4 May 2017 | Making a space a home

Making Thamesmead Home – Chloe

As part of our blog series ‘Making a Space a Home’, one of our guardians in the Thamesmead/Abbey Wood area, Chloe, has written about the area and how she made her flat an amazing space. Read on for her musings on high rise living, prehistory, vinyl wallpaper and more. What I love about Thamesmead Thamesmead… Read More

28 April 2017 | Our social impact

“There are more rewards to this than you can ever imagine”: Building Community in High Wycombe, Part 2

This is the second in a series of blog posts about community building in High Wycombe. In the first part we blogged about how guardians in Castlefield, High Wycombe came to live there and how they approach being neighbourly. In this post we’ll tackle the details – how they go about building community on a day… Read More

19 April 2017 | Our social impact

“There is a spirit that comes with this, which is very rare nowadays”: Building Community in High Wycombe, Part 1

Dot Dot Dot | Cheap Rent

We’ve had guardians living in Castlefield, High Wycombe since 2015. There are 11 of them living along a street called Longland Way. They’ve come to form an integral part of the local community, and have helped make their area a better place over the last year and a half. They are continually out and about… Read More

12 April 2017 | The Dot Dot Dot team

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 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

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

3 March 2017 | Our social impact

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

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