News and Features
24 July 2019 | News and Features
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.