Alex tells us what life is like as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian in Barkingside and how he volunteers online to make a positive difference.
18 December 2019 | Volunteering blogs
Christmas can be a magical time of year, getting together with loved ones to celebrate the festivities. But in amongst the exchange of gifts, turkey and mince pies, it’s easily forgotten that for many people, Christmas is a time of anxiety, worry and loneliness. So how can you help someone in need this festive season? Check out these 6 great volunteering ideas for this Christmas.
Upon becoming a Dot Dot Dot property guardian in 2017, Philip was already volunteering regularly for Ugandan children’s charity Whisper. He has now totaled hundreds of hours of time and dedication to supporting Whisper in its delivery of medical care and education to children and communities in Uganda. Hear from Philip on what his remote volunteering role entails, and how this translates to providing real life support on the ground.
Dot Dot Dot’s unique approach to property guardianship adds a focus on community-building and placemaking. Read more about how we go beyond just providing empty property security and inexpensive housing for residents.
22 November 2019 | News and Features
Several of our employees will be attending the upcoming HOMES UK event, so we caught up with them to find out which talks they’re most excited about and this is what they had to say.
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
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
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 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?
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.