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CDS has moved to a new office - but we have not gone far!

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CDS Chair Honoured with Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award

CDS Chair Honoured with Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award

Maureen Stables - who has led CDS as Chair for more than 30 years - was honoured last night when she was awarded the Housing Heroes 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Housing Award. [Maureen retired in March 2016]

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Maureen Stables, Chair - Shortlisted for 2015 Housing Heroes Awards

Maureen Stables, Chair - Shortlisted for 2015 Housing Heroes Awards

Maureen Stables, Chair of CDS Co-operatives, has been shortlisted from almost 200 entries for the Lifetime Achievement category in the 2015 Housing Heroes Awards. Organised by Inside Housing Magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing, the awards are in their seventh year and will once again showcase the people and teams that are doing exceptional work in the social/affordable housing sector. [Maureen retired in March 2016]

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A happy 90th birthday to our Honorary President - Lord Graham of Edmonton

A happy 90th birthday to our Honorary President - Lord Graham of Edmonton

CDS Co-operatives would like to wish a very happy birthday to Ted Graham, our Honorary President, who was 90 recently. Ted is a giant of the co-operative movement and has been our President since 1996 after 21 years on our board of management.

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Homes for Britain Rally at Central Hall - 17 March 2015

Homes for Britain Rally at Central Hall - 17 March 2015

They came in their thousands; by train, coach and car from all over England and Wales. One person even cycled from East Anglia to attend the biggest non-Party Rally of this General Election campaign at the Central hall. The theme was ‘Homes for Britain - lets end the housing crisis within a generation’. The whole rally had a festive, can-do atmosphere with bands and a choir. The most impressive of these was the South London Samba band; a drum band made up of young Afro-Caribbeans.

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

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

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.

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

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

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’.

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Confederation of Co-operative Housing - elections to the new board

Confederation of Co-operative Housing - elections to the new board

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.

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Operations team building at The Bay Trust!

Operations team building at The Bay Trust!

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!

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Jon Fitzmaurice, CDS Board Member, receives OBE

Jon Fitzmaurice, CDS Board Member, receives OBE

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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CDS Co-operatives achieves accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing

CDS Co-operatives achieves accreditation with the Confederation of Co-operative Housing

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.

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