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Introducing CDS Co-operatives

Welcome to the CDS website

We are the largest co-operative housing service agency in England dedicated to promoting, developing, and servicing housing co-operatives controlled by the people who live in them.

Corporate news

Co-ops Rock! Our Client Conference 2014: Learning, Laughing & Sharing
04 Dec 2014

We really love hosting the annual client conference and this year’s was really fun! In response to your feedback we made it a free one day event packed with learning, laughing and sharing.

How does the new Co-operative Act 2014 affect your co-op?
08 Dec 2014

The new Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 came into force on 1 August 2014. The 2014 Act replaces the wording “industrial and provident society” and means that your co-op is now called a ‘co-operative society’.

Confederation of Co-operative Housing - elections to the new board
08 Dec 2014

After an 18 month review, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing has undergone huge changes. This included a brand new board structure and recruitment to the Board took place in July 2014.

Operations team building at The Bay Trust!
08 Dec 2014

It is well known that team building is brilliant for improving efficiencies within an organisation. So in August we sent the Operations Managers down to The Bay Trust in Dover to get down and dirty!

Jon Fitzmaurice, CDS Board Member, receives OBE
07 Jan 2014

Jon Fitzmaurice, Board Member of CDS Co-operatives, has received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s honours list for services to housing.


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