Category: News and Features

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.

25 April 2019 | News and Features

You and Yours

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.

Being a Dot Dot Dot guardian in Newham

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.

20 March 2019 | Community, News and Features

Making the most of empty spaces – Bubble Club

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.

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