News and Features

5 February 2019 | News and Features

Ethical Tidbits

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

Welcome to Lancashire: Barrowford unwrapped

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

Frequently asked questions, answered.

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.

21 November 2018 | Community, News and Features

Community Spirit in Whitechapel

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

Clarifying the law on Property Guardianship

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.

26 October 2018 | News and Features

Sunday Politics

BBC Sunday Politics London recently interviewed our founder, Katharine Hibbert, and Dot Dot Dot guardian, Eugene, as part of a report on the number of buildings lying empty in London, and some of the ways different organisations are putting temporarily vacant spaces to good use.

Employability of young people

Building Britain

Earlier this year we partnered with Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) to increase the employability of young people in Barnet. Channel 4 presenter Guy Martin has taken up the mission of encouraging more young people to learn vocational trade and building skills as part of his new show – Guy Martin’s Big Build. He recently went out to meet and work alongside young people at VIY projects across the country, and has produced two 10-minute films about his experiences.

18 October 2018 | News and Features

The Insider Info on Cambridge

Cambridge boasts a long, rich history, incredible buildings and interesting sights, plus lots of new places popping up all over the city. We’ve done some digging to help you avoid the tourist hotspots and hang out where the locals go.

17 October 2018 | News and Features

We commend the House of Lords for its reasoned engagement with the property guardian sector

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb triggered a debate on property guardians on 15th October. There was cross-party acknowledgment that, done well, property guardianship is a positive force in the housing sector. Dot Dot Dot was the only property guardian company mentioned by name during the debate, cited as an example of good practice and the sector’s potential to make a difference.

5 ethical ways to decorate your property

On October 13th we’re celebrating Social Saturday, a nationwide day promoting social enterprises – businesses that trade to bring about positive social change. We’ve put together a list of our favourite social enterprises that could help you add your own unique touch to your property, and also help you reduce your impact on the planet.

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