Swanswell Cranstoun

Swanswell is part of the Cranstoun Group and is a charity empowering people to live healthy, safe and happy lives. Our skilled and compassionate teams work with service users, families and communities across a wide range of services, helping them to make positive changes.

Since we became part of the Group, we’ve consolidated our operations, shared our knowledge and experience to develop high-quality services and joined our digital channels.

Service users have always been at the heart of what we do and our shared vision, mission and values reflect this.

You can access all of Swanswell’s important information via the links below.


Services and information

Substance misuse:
Swanswell, West Berkshire

Supported housing:
Swanswell, Birmingham

The Cranstoun Group:
Central services
Senior management
Board of trustees

About Swanswell

In 1968, Lord Leigh formed a group with like-minded individuals to help people in Coventry and Warwickshire overcome alcohol and drug issues. The group achieved charity status a year later, under the name Alcohol and Drugs Community Service Coventry and Warwickshire.

In the early 70s, we moved into our first premises on Priory Row in Coventry and appointed our first Chief Executive, who’d successfully recovered from substance misuse himself.

Over the next 20 years, we established ourselves as a trustworthy and effective provider of substance misuse services in Coventry and Warwickshire, and created partnerships with local services.

The 1990s saw us take our services to more people who needed them. Our talented team grew from 23 to 180 and we took on bigger contracts than ever before. In 1994, we became known as Swanswell when we moved from Priory Row to the new Swanswell Pool in Coventry.

Since then, we’ve grown from a Midlands-based service provider to a national organisation.

In December 2016, Swanswell merged with Cranstoun, another national charity in an exciting partnership and became part of the Cranstoun Group.

Since then, we’ve consolidated our operations, shared our knowledge and experience to develop high-quality services, joined our digital channels and renewed our vision, mission and values, which you can see in our About Us page.

We’re proud to have been making a difference since 1968 by combining our expertise with innovative approaches and putting people at the heart of what we do. Today, Swanswell helps more than 6,000 people a year to make positive changes.

We are regulated by the charity commission. You can view Swanswell’s archived annual reports on the Charity Commission website.

Swanswell Cranstoun
Swanswell Cranstoun

Registered Charity Number: 1074891 | Registered Company Number: 3692925