Sheltered and Supported Housing
Dot Dot Dot’s property guardians are responsible, sensitive neighbours
As the only property guardian company that is a social enterprise we have a long track record of working with housing associations and other social housing providers. We are experienced and specialise in working in complex sheltered and supported housing schemes.
Our property guardians are able to live alongside residents in a variety of sheltered schemes. This provides additional benefits to both owners and residents.
Guardians lived alongside remaining tenants awaiting major works on the property
Mary Flux Court provides a sheltered housing scheme that gives older tenants the choice to remain with Women’s Pioneer Housing, but also have the support of an onsite warden and scheme manager.
Women’s pioneer had ambitious plans to carry out major works to increase the properties’ capacity. They decided to house guardians in the empty flats instead of securing them using metal screens.
Due to the unique situation at Mary Flux Court we established a new agreement with Guardians. In addition to the regular licence and rules, guardians who moved in were briefed on and signed up to additional responsibilities. This included focusing a significant portion of their volunteering hours to residents.
Impact on residents:
In the first three months seven guardians volunteered 236 hours with local residents. Activities included:
- IT drop-in support sessions
- Social events such as knitting and film clubs
When Women’s Pioneer Housing were ready to move on with their major works plans, the properties were handed back with 30 days notice, on time and in good condition.
Dot Dot Dot is a social enterprise with a big idea at its heart – to solve the needs of three distinct groups for the benefit of all. In Mary Flux Court we were able to provide a high quality security service to the property owner, have a positive impact on local residents and provide affordable housing to people who volunteer.
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