How we work with housing associations

Outside townhouses in Abbey Wood, grey skies

Since our first partnership with Poplar HARCA in 2011, we have worked with housing associations across London and the South East to deliver property guardianship with purpose through periods of regeneration. During times of change, our property guardians retain a sense of community and contribute to wider placemaking efforts.

Case study: Peabody, Thamesmead

Outside flats in Abbey Wood, grey skies

Client: Peabody
Project type: regeneration
Property type: self-contained flats and townhouses
Duration: ongoing
Guardians: 293
Properties: 120
Inspections: 2,676
Client savings: >£1 million
Social impact: 45,944 hours of volunteering, or the equivalent of >£511,000 of social value

Since 2015, we have partnered with Peabody to secure 120 properties, from 1-bed flats to 4-bed townhouses, across the 10-year regeneration of Thamesmead in south east London. We have provided inexpensive housing in the area for almost 300 guardians, who have contributed almost 46,000 hours of volunteering to good causes. More than half of our guardians have volunteered locally, supporting their neighbours through a variety of local community groups, such as a furniture bank, a residents’ group and early literacy tuition.

In 2016, Peabody announced its proposals for a £1bn regeneration programme for Thamesmead, an estate characterised by its distinctly brutalist 1960s architecture. Peabody’s regeneration of Thamesmead is now one of the biggest regeneration projects in the UK.

Dot Dot Dot has provided us with a service which we can trust. Not only do their guardians provide a presence and help make our residents feel safe during this interim period, they are fully involved in the community, offering valuable volunteering too.
Dot Dot Dot guardians sitting at table

Gillian Dart

Thamesmead Regeneration Project Officer, Peabody

High Wycombe property guardian smiling

Get in touch about securing your property

Do you have a building that will be empty for a minimum of three months or more? Get in touch with our team to discuss whether we can offer the right security solution for your asset.