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
Our mission is to provide, support and promote Co-op and Community-Led housing so more people can be involved in helping meet their own housing needs and aspirations. We work with …Get the full story about Working Cooperatively – Co-operatives Fortnight 2018
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We are delighted to welcome all the residents at Shenley Church End in Milton Keynes to CDS, from Friday 15th June 2018 we officially became the landlord at Shenley. Shenley Church End …Get the full story about Welcome to Shenley Church End Residents
CDS has a long history of innovation in community led housing, from devising early model rules for Community Land Trusts, and conceiving of the Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS). This …Get the full story about Long Reads on Community Led Housing