Good News Stories to come out of the Pandemic

Lockdown, restrictions, and social distancing have dominated global headlines in the last 18-months, with COVID-19 causing moral panics around the world and having a detrimental effect on the physical and mental well-being of the public.

Despite this, as a community we have come together to surpass these trying times and created shared experiences that we can ruminate. For example, The Black Lives Matter protests that took place across the country, and around the world helped us recognise the issue of diversity in society and made us reflect on what we could do to support the movement. In addition, Tom Moore’s sponsored walk which raised over £30M for NHS charities, has inspired millions of people, including us at LOWE, to help give back to the community, and we are proud that so many of our guardians have joined us on this journey.

At LOWE, we aim to support those who give so much to society, and in 2019 we launched our LOWEkey Prioritisation initiative. The scheme prioritises key workers in our properties, providing them with an affordable living solution within close proximity of their workplace. In addition, to recognise all that the NHS have done for our society in the past 18-months, we have partnered with YOO Developments in providing a series of 1-bedroom flats exclusively for NHS workers in Aldgate East.

Furthermore, we are all about bringing communities together and understanding the difficulties that people may be facing, especially during this challenging period. In 2020 we introduced the LOWE Ambassador Programme which supports LOWE Guardians in their individual projects or charitable schemes, facilitating mentorship and volunteering opportunities, and we use our wide reach as a platform to advertise important causes put forward by our guardians. Our ambassadors are representative of the LOWE community.

As life starts to adjust back to normality, we will continue to help and support people where we can. Property guardianship can help to tackle the housing crisis, and our LOWE properties can provide a safety net for up-and-coming creatives, entrepreneurs, and charitable organisations alike. We love to see the talent that our Placemakers hold, the entrepreneurial skills of our Innovators and the heart and dedication of our Contributors.

So, if you are looking for a low-cost accommodation option in unique and amazing spaces, and would like to learn more about becoming a guardian, please do get in touch: Or, if you’re interested in becoming a LOWE Ambassador, drop Guardian Manager Joe, an email.