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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.
- Tenants may be able to claim for money incorrectly deducted due to the Bedroom Tax
10 Jan 2014
PLEASE NOTE: THE BEDROOM TAX EXEMPTION LOOPHOLE HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a circular (HB U1 2014) to local authorities saying that in cases where tenants have had a continuous claim for Housing Benefit since 1996 the size criteria rules should not have been applied. Continuous means for the same property (with some exceptions).
- 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.
- Good News comes in 3’s at CDS Co-operatives!
15 Aug 2013
CDS Co-operatives is delighted to report not one but three boosts to its business in recent weeks. We are one of only 5 organisations to receive formal accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) and have recruited two highly experienced women as Chief Executive and Finance Director.
- CDS Co-operatives achieves accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing
15 Aug 2013
CDS Co-operatives is delighted to announce that it has achieved service provider accreditation with CCH, the national body for co-operative housing in the UK.
- NEW - Report available ...........Sector leaders propose mutual housing model for older people
04 Jun 2013
Housing run by and for older people as a sustainable alternative to the current model was the conclusion of the Growing Older Together Roundtable held on Monday the 18 of March and organised by Co-operatives UK, CDS Co-operatives and UK Cohousing Network.