We are a co-op housing services agency, providing services to around 40 independent housing co-operatives with 2,200 homes between them in the South East.
We are passionate about being an effective service provider, working in line with our values to ensure our clients value the services we provide for them. We are committed to providing services that are efficient and offer value for money to our client co-operatives.
All residents of co-ops are also members of the organisation and can elect and stand to be on thier own management committees. This involvement ensures that co-ops are run as an effective business, being financially viable, able to provide value for money and being responsive to the needs of their members and the community.
Our role as a managing agent is to support this by providing the full range of services that housing co-operatives need to enable members to run their co-operative’s business affairs without having to operate daily management services.
For more information or to discuss how we could manage services tailored to meet your organisation’s needs, contact our Head of Client Services, Nigel Moore.
We regularly produce a newsletter for clients, sharing any changes at CDS, news from around the Community-Led Housing sector and general updates which we think you will find helpful. This newsletter is circulated via email and is also available on our website (see below).
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Co-op news features
October is Black History Month, and we are excited to announce some initiatives which we hope tenants (from CDS and co-op estates) will enjoy and join in. We hope to …Get the full story about Help us to celebrate Black History Month 2023
On 21st December 1844, a group of 10 weavers and 20 other small merchants banded together and opened their first store at 31 Toad Lane, in Rochdale, Lancashire. Selling just …Get the full story about What will the housing co-ops of tomorrow look like?
We are delighted to welcome all the residents from Cheriton Housing Cooperative in Folkstone, Kent to CDS. From Friday 1st March, 2019 we officially became the landlord at Cheriton. Cheriton …Get the full story about Welcome to Cheriton Residents
Where: Phoenix Place Community Hub (DA1 2XD) When: Wednesday, 7th November, 10:30am – 3pm Who: any Dartford, Bexley and Sidcup resident concerned about the introduction of Universal Credit Dartford and …Get the full story about Universal Credit Awareness Day
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