Category: News and Features

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.

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?

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.

18 September 2019 | News and Features

Follow us behind the scenes at Dot Dot Dot

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.

Dot Dot Dot guardians contribute £2 million worth of effort to voluntary sector

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.

24 July 2019 | News and Features

Letchworth Garden City – what you need to know

Letchworth has a unique heritage of being the world’s first garden city, a design intended to harmoniously combine town and country living. As a result, the town now boasts an interesting variety of sights to visit and explore. We’ve done our research and hand-picked some of Letchworth’s best bits that you’ll definitely want to check out.

Helpful hacks: Top tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

We asked our guardians to share their useful tips, for new and prospective Dot Dot Dot guardians, on settling in to their new home. This month they spill the beans on getting to know other Dot Dot Dot guardians and how to add those all important finishing touches to your new space.

Bubble Club in action: Ska @ Pride Rock preparation

Now Bubble Club workshops in our Whitechapel property are in full swing, Dot Dot Dot team member, Charlotte, joined one of the weekly sessions to get stuck in helping them prepare for their upcoming event night.

24 May 2019 | News and Features

Why is working for a social enterprise like being a tap-dancer?

Running a social enterprise in a market full of profit-focused competitors is like being the dancer Ginger Rogers, who – as they say – did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

Spotlight on: Alison – Remembering Not to Forget Part 2

For Dementia Action Week 2019, we catch up with Dot Dot Dot guardian, Alison, to hear about how things are going with her charity, Remembering Not to Forget. Read about the hard work and commitment it takes to run her charity, and the achievements that make it all worth it.

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