News and Features
25 April 2019 | News and Features
Dot Dot Dot founder, Katharine Hibbert, was recently interviewed on “You and Yours” on BBC Radio 4, where she talked about the benefits of property guardianship and our approach to providing safe, well-managed homes.
Newham is one of our biggest guardian communities, with over 60 Dot Dot Dot guardians from all walks of life living in and around Custom House and Canning Town. Sam has recently moved into the area in East London and shares his experience so far of what it’s like to be a Dot Dot Dot guardian.
5 April 2019 | News and Features
Ensuring property guardians are safe: our response to recent prosecution of a property guardian company
It is part of our mission to raise the standards across the property guardian industry. A story was recently published highlighting bad practice by some of our competitors. Although Dot Dot Dot was not mentioned in the article, we felt it important to clarify some of the points raised in the article and outline our own approach.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with an amazing local community organisation, Bubble Club. They’ll be making the most of a largely under-used space in our Whitechapel property, to run weekly workshops where people with learning disabilities are supported to plan, organise and deliver the Bubble Club event nights.
1 March 2019 | News and Features
Ahead of our first property viewings in Oxford, we held an open evening for interested applicants to learn more about Dot Dot Dot and property guardianship. There was also a chance to hear about interesting volunteering opportunities at Aspire, a great Dot Dot Dot partner in Oxford.
5 February 2019 | News and Features
Whilst the main focus of our social impact will always be the wonderful work our guardians do through their monthly volunteering, it can go much further than that without too much effort. Here are some ideas which either require a one-off effort or which you can easily build into your everyday routine, to make your social impact go even further.
28 January 2019 | News and Features
Explore Barrowford and its surrounding hidden gems with this handy area guide. We’ve done the hard work for you by picking some of the best spots to visit, so that you can delve into local history, entertainment, and cultural pursuits and discover some of Lancashire’s best kept secrets.
22 January 2019 | News and Features
We’ve provided answers to our customers most frequently asked questions about being a Dot Dot Dot guardian. From questions about deposits to the notice period and everything in between, we’ve got what you’re looking for.
We held the first networking event at our Whitechapel property, organised by our fantastic community host Ewa. Over 30 guardians turned up to mingle, share skills, enjoy brownies by local social enterprise Rise, and sip drinks made by the building’s resident cocktail pro.
26 October 2018 | News and Features
There is a common misconception that guardians living in buildings which would otherwise be empty have fewer health and safety rights than if they were renting privately. In fact, guardians have the same rights to a safe home as tenants have, and can enforce those rights by the same routes.