Radian is an award-winning provider of social and affordable rented homes as well as properties for market sale, market rent and affordable home ownership.
While the UK might be in the midst of a housing crisis, we believe that simply building new homes is not enough; we are building communities – places where people want to live, where our customers are able to thrive and feel both involved in and a part of the area in which they call home.
We acknowledge and celebrate the value of our colleagues’ contributions to our success. We’re investing in our people, providing a new digital approach to create flexible working and striving to create a business which offers customers the best and most effective customer service.
We want our customers to feel empowered and motivated to realise their aspirations and able to meet their own needs. We’re using technology to transform our housing management processes and our customer’s experience. We’ve already supported 2,000 people into employment, support or training since 2012 and have plans in place to increase this number significantly in the future.
We believe that building strong communities is as important as providing quality homes. We invested almost £400,000 in 2018 for projects that support and improve the environment in which people live – amenities, opportunities, initiatives to improve health and wellbeing – and support for residents in terms of employability, training and experience. The Good Grub Club is one such example and is working to end holiday hunger for children and their families.
We plan to build on our current investments and provide new opportunities for the whole community, not just our customers – finding sustainable ways to improve the prospects, health and wellbeing of everyone living in our communities.
We plan to deliver 3,500 homes in the next four years. Through buying land, regenerating our own assets or working in partnership with others, we want to build homes and communities that are well-designed, sustainable and affordable.
1925 – Herbert Collins was born in London in 1885. He was a prominent British architect who designed many of the suburban developments in Southampton in the 1920s and 1930s. His residential designs were influenced by the garden city movement, seeking to create balanced communities that combined nature, housing industry and agriculture. He formed Swaythling Housing Society in 1925 in an attempt to rectify the housing shortage after World War 1.
1995 – Council homes in East Hampshire were transferred to new housing association, Drum Housing. Turnstone Support joined Windsor & District Housing Association
2006 – Swaythling Housing Society, Drum Housing Association, Longwood Park Ltd, Windsor Housing Association, Portal Housing and Turnstone Support merged to form Radian. Bringing together skills and experience in house design, building sustainable new and regenerated homes, investing in and looking after communities and providing high-quality care and supported living.
2010 – Radian really starts to take shape as the Group Combined Board formed. “Where people flourish” is introduced as our mission statement with the aim to deliver high quality homes and services which support and improve people’s lives and the communities in which they live.
2018 – Radian sets out a new five-year strategic plan and vision to tackle the housing crisis and build 3,500 new homes by 2023.
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.