It is becoming more usual for housing associations to have some of their tenants on their management board. Here at CDS we take pride in the fact that we have ALWAYS had tenants on our Board – that is the way it has been since we started over 40 years ago!
Community Unites Us is working with our tenants on a 6 month financial pilot project on the Phoenix estate in Dartford.
Please remember how important it is that you don’t miss your rent payment. Your rent should be prioritised above other payments you have to make, because the consequences of not paying your rent are so serious – you could lose your home.
If you have claimed Universal Credit since the 1st of November 2016, you will automatically qualify for the Healthy Start Food Vouchers scheme if your family’s net earnings are £408 or less per month.
Find out how long you may have to wait for you benefits
Update on the government Right to Buy discounts
By law, we must make sure that any gas appliance or pipework installed in your home is inspected at least once every year to ensure it is safe and working properly.
We would like tenants of CDS to get in touch with us to give us their feedback on the services we provide.
Self-balancing scooters such as 'hoverboards' and monocycles are expected to be among the most popular presents this Christmas – but there are increasing concerns over safety.
During May, we asked an independent and expert company to survey our customers and find out more about what is working well and what needs to be improved. We were delighted that more than 1 in 3 of our customers – more than 330 people – got involved.
There are a number of new policies that were announced in the recent budget and we’ve put together a quick guide below of the key policies and the timeline for when they will come into force.
If we provide a maintenance service to your co-op, your estate will be visited once a month/bi-monthly or quarterly, depending on the schedule agreed with you. Click the link below to find the planned date for your co-op. If you wish to meet with your housing officer on site then please make contact with them in advance of the inspection date.
Although we look after a lot of the repairs to your home, as a tenant there are some things that you are still responsible for and we thought we would mention some of the more unusual requests that we get here in the office!
Hundreds of thousands of Britain's 6.5 million carers are not claiming state benefits and allowances for which they are eligible.
The National Housing Federation, in partnership with Green Star Energy, has a free impartial comparison site called My Home Energy.
Kent Homechoice has a free website for tenants who are looking to swap their homes. You can use this site to find another property you would like to exchange yours for.
The official opening of the ‘Woodlands’ Office and Community Room of Senacre Housing Co-operative Ltd took place on a sunny afternoon on 17th December 2012. It was the culmination of years of planning and months of work and disruption – and took advantage of an under- utilised small piece of land on the estate.
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