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.
15 October 2019 | News and features
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.
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 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
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.
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.
18 September 2019 | News and features
We went behind the scenes on a video shoot with some of our guardians’ to get their stories on camera. Follow us as we chat to them about their experiences.
Property guardian, Killian, at Grove Park Youth Club tells us about the benefits of guardianship and giving the building a meanwhile purpose whilst the youth club awaits vital funding to re-open.
We’re marking a significant milestone – more than 140 years of volunteering by Dot Dot Dot guardians. That means people we house across the country have collectively given over 229,060 hours to good causes since we launched in 2011.