Category: News and Features

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.

1 March 2019 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot is coming to Oxford

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

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.

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