About Us

Since 4 November 2019, Yarlington Housing Group and Radian Group Limited have officially formed our new partnership.

By using our combined expertise we’re taking a logical step to be able to deliver even more for our customers by providing more homes, building stronger communities and transforming services.

Over the coming months services will remain the same and customers can still contact us in the same way they’ve always done. In future there may be a change of name, but although our name changes our shared values very much remain the same. Our core ambitions for the new organisation will still be to provide great service to our customers and to build more affordable homes for the future.

As one organisation we can now build on our collective achievements of the past to shape the future for the better.


Our Heritage

Our story dates back to 1925, when Herbert Collins saw a desperate need for affordable housing in Southampton and decided to do something about it. Collins set up Swaythling Housing Society, the first of its type to be established in Southampton, and we haven’t looked back since.

Collins had a vision; to build self-contained communities with a good balance of housing and infrastructure, where everyone had everything they needed to succeed in one place. While times might have changed a bit since then, our mission certainly hasn’t. We’re still just as passionate about tackling the housing crisis and we will never stop working to build safe, inclusive and prosperous communities for everyone; young, old and everyone in between.

In 2006 Swaythling Housing Society joined forces with Drum Housing Association, Longwood Park Ltd, Windsor Housing Association, Portal Housing and Turnstone Support. This merger formed what we are today, Radian – one of the largest housing associations in the south.

We’re proud of our heritage and what we stand for.


Our Colleagues

Radian has grown significantly in the last 90+ years. We now have over 1,350 employees, from our amazing Trades people looking after our homes and developments, to our Neighbourhood Officers and Community Investment teams who make sure our communities are the best they can be.

We believe our people are our greatest asset. We empower and encourage our colleagues to grow, learn, be curious, develop their skills and embrace every opportunity that comes their way. We want colleagues who bring creativity and new ideas, and challenge how things are done. We know the best only deserve the best, which is why our culture is one of continuous development, flexibility, supportive mentoring and coaching.


Our Values and Behaviours

Our values are our DNA and reflect who we are and how we do things. They help us achieve our objectives and shape our culture as #TeamRadian.

We will always work to Be the Difference and do the right thing for our customers, for our colleagues, for everyone. We are Always Curious; trying new things, implementing new initiatives and embracing every opportunity.

We are Achieving Together, bringing colleagues, customers and communities together to build happy and safe communities. We operate on trust and respect and Own it Openly; we love to hear and share ideas and seek different points of view from our colleagues and our customers.

We Embrace Possibility and believe that change makes everything possible, so we welcome every opportunity and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. And we are still absolutely dedicated to building high quality homes that people so desperately need.


Registered office

Radian is a trading name of The Swaythling Housing Society Limited, a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registration number 10237R) and a registered provider with the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number L0689). Registered office: Collins House, Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6AD.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Part of the Radian group of companies.
The Swaythling Housing Society Limited provides management services for subsidiaries in the Radian group.