Community-Led Housing is about homes that are built and run by local communities, without private profits being the chief driver, and in a way that is responsive to local housing needs. It can take a number of different forms and there are a number of different models of community-led housing, including: Co-operatives, Cohousing, and Community Land Trusts.
At CDS our purpose is to provide, support and promote co-operative and community-led housing solutions. In order to fulfil this purpose, we collaborate with others by sharing knowledge and resources in order to work more efficiently and enable local communities to provide genuinely affordable homes.
We work alongside The National Community Land Trust Network and the UK Cohousing Network as part of an ongoing partnership to support community-led housing groups across the UK. Both organisations are having a significant impact in changing the face of UK Housing.
Dave Smith has recently joined CDS as Director of Development and Sector Growth… He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and invites you to get in touch On 21st December 1844, …Get the full story about What will the housing Co-ops of tomorrow look like?
Earlier this week, a team from CDS volunteered on-site at RUSS Lewisham’s Community Hub self-build site. RUSS is a members-led Community Land Trust based in South London. Founded in 2009, …Get the full story about CDS Volunteers Lend a Hand at RUSS Self Build Community Hub Site
On Wednesday, we attended the Rural Urban Synthesis Society’s (RUSS) Temporary Community Hub Build Launch in Ladywell, Lewisham. After working alongside RUSS in a number of ways in recent years, …Get the full story about RUSS Community Hub Build Begins in Ladywell
The Bunker Housing Co-op team at their first site In February, we visited a number of Community Led Housing projects in and around Brighton. Brighton is a city facing many …Get the full story about Video: CDS Visit Bunker Housing Co-op
At CDS we are keen to share some of the brilliant stories of the co-ops we work with, to celebrate co-op & community-led housing and the people involved in running …Get the full story about Alamo’s Story
It’s co-ops fortnight and we want to celebrate the work of housing co-ops and the people involved to showcase the difference co-ops make to people’s lives! Theresa, now the Chair …Get the full story about Theresa’s story