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20 November 2019 | News and Features

Your weekend guide to Barkingside

Barkingside is one of our lesser known London locations, but what if I told you that you are a 30-minute jaunt down the Central Line from the big city? That you are a short walk away from beautiful country walks and water sports? Below are our top tips for how to spend those well-earned weekends in Barkingside.

15 November 2019 | Volunteering blogs

Remote volunteering options that work for you

Volunteering online is a convenient way to help a cause you’re passionate about and create a lasting social impact. To make a difference from the comfort of your own home, have a look through our selection of remote volunteering options below and check out some tips on where to find a position that’s perfect for you.

6 November 2019 | Making a Space a Home

Settling in tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

Once you’ve secured your new home, it’s helpful to get some friendly advice to help you settle in. Luckily our guardians are on hand with some tips to get you started so you can make the most of your new home and surroundings! From where to find paint and furniture to helping out in your local community, these hacks will make moving in a doddle.

30 October 2019 | News and Features

Meanwhile is worthwhile on regeneration projects

Meanwhile residential use is an important part of the community-building and placemaking work which happens throughout regeneration projects. So how can housing providers use meanwhile projects to maintain community through change?

23 October 2019 | Community, Spotlight on

Booth Haus Artist Collective

At the beginning of summer this year, a trio of Dot Dot Dot property guardians from Booth House in Whitechapel (Julian, Pete and Mai) put their heads together with two ambitious ideas. Both these ideas took off immediately and Booth Haus was born.

15 October 2019 | News and Features

Your guide to West Didsbury

With its picturesque high street, Burton Road, and hotbed of independent cafés and boutique shops, it’s little wonder that West Didsbury holds the title as one of Greater Manchester’s most desirable places to live. We’ve discovered where the locals go to bring you a guide to West Didsbury so you can make the most of what’s on offer.

10 October 2019 | Spotlight on, Volunteering blogs

Spotlight on: Beth – St Mungo’s

It’s World Homeless Day 2019 today, so we touched base with Dot Dot Dot guardian, Beth, based in Oxford, to hear about her volunteering with homelessness charity St Mungo’s. Hear from Beth, on why she chose to volunteer with St Mungo’s, and how she’s been able to draw upon her skills to help people who’ve been affected by homelessness to rebuild their lives.

8 October 2019 | Volunteering blogs

World Homeless Day: help end poverty and volunteer to combat homelessness

World Homeless Day is recognised internationally in order to increase public awareness, and to educate individual communities on the issue of homelessness. We’ve compiled a list of charities with volunteering opportunities, who work at both a national and local level, and are in operation to combat homelessness and help people back into education and employment.

4 October 2019 | Volunteering blogs

Volunteering: fuss-free options to get you started

The socially conscious element at the heart of our approach at Dot Dot Dot is an important part of what attracts our kind, motivated and community-minded guardians. If getting started with your volunteering feels like a daunting task, we’ve compiled a list of some fuss-free options that will have you volunteering in no time.

A partnership: Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself

We teamed up with Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself to bring a formerly disused building back into use as an affordable property guardianship home. The result was eight volunteers gaining crucial qualifications and skills, and a low-cost home for two property guardians who will contribute positively to their community in Canning Town.

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