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Case Study: Maureen Stables, former chair of CDS Co-operatives

Maureen Stables retired in 2015 after being Chair of CDS since 1982. In this case study she reflects back on her career in housing and why co-operatives are so important to her.

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Housing LIN Case Study Report - Growing older together

Written for the Housing Learning & Improvement Network by Jon Stevens, Independent Consultant - October 2013

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Case Study: Paula Farrow, chair of Minster Housing Co-op

Paula Farrow, tenant member and Chair of Minster Housing Co-op talks about how co-operative living has transformed her life.

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Bringing Democracy Home

The Commission on Co-operative Housing's independent research project 'Bringing Democracy Home' found that co-operative and mutual housing has consistently produced a range of benefits including above average resident satisfaction ratings and sound housing management performance.

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New Foundations – unlocking the potential for affordable homes

Policy document published by The Co-operative Party that looks at an alternative form of mutual homeownership.

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Keeping control of our lives - Mutual retirement housing for older people

As we get older our homes are often no longer suitable i.e. too many stairs, expensive to heat etc. Loneliness and isolation can also be big problems. Dealing with repairs and maintenance can become a heavy burden. Mutual Retirement Housing would remove these worries and provide residents with a better quality of life.

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Common Ground - for Mutual Home Ownership

CDS Co-operatives and the New Economics Foundation have jointly published a report which recommends the establishment of shared equity co-operatives to solve the housing crisis faced by people on low to moderate incomes who are priced out of the housing market in London and other high cost housing areas.

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Growing Older Together - The Development of Co-operative and Mutual Housing for Older People

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 2013 and organised by Co-operatives UK, CDS Co-operatives and UK Cohousing Network.

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New Mutualism - the third estate

This pamphlet is the second in the New Mutualism series written by David Rodgers and published by the Co-operative Party

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Shelter publication ‘Ground Breaking: New ideas on housing delivery’

David Rodgers, former Executive Director of CDS Co-operatives, has contributed an article to a report published by the charity Shelter promoting different ways to increase the development of affordable housing. [Please note, David Rodgers has now retired from CDS Co-operatives]

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GLA report: Community Land Trusts and Mutual Housing Models

This research report published in 2008, and commissioned by the then Mayor of London, recommended the adoption of a new mutual model to provide affordable housing in London. It was produced by the GLA Housing and Homelessness Unit.

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Case Study: Gladys Bunn 1921 - 2004

This case study looks at the life of Gladys Bunn who we were very honoured to have serve as a member of our Board of Management.

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