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.
As we swing into action, ready to support community led housing projects across London, you are invited to join us at a special get-together, where you’ll get the opportunity to …Get the full story about Community-Led Housing London get-together- 2nd May
Our Chief Executive, Linda Wallace, will be talking at the Space4, London Co-tech meet up. Linda will be discussing the co-op housing movement and exciting things that are happening in …Get the full story about Building successful co-operative communities
Project Director- London Community-Led Housing Hub Can you help us make Community-Led Housing a mainstream option in London? The London CLH Hub is an initiative supported by the Mayor of …Get the full story about Project Director-London Community-Led Housing Hub
The first ever National Community Led Housing Conference is happening on the 27th November, the conference will be focusing on how to move community-led housing to the mainstream. The day before the conference, for …Get the full story about Community-Led Housing Open House
Our vision is to promote and enable co-op and community-led housing growth. In the last few months, as part of our role as an enabler, we have been working alongside the …Get the full story about London Community-Led Housing Hub
CDS Co-operatives agree formal collaboration with National Community Land Trust Network and UK Cohousing NetworkCDS news | Community Led Housing
The National Community Land Trust Network, the UK Cohousing Network and CDS Co-operatives have agreed to collaborate formally on supporting community-led housing groups across the UK.Get the full story about CDS Co-operatives agree formal collaboration with National Community Land Trust Network and UK Cohousing Network