We’ve been around for more than 125 years and we’re here to improve people’s lives. We do this by providing as many high-quality homes as possible and delivering amazing service to our customers.
In 1890, philanthropist Sir Edward Cecil Guinness donated £200,000 to set up the Guinness Trust in London, with an additional £50,000 for the Dublin Fund, which later became the Iveagh Trust.
He wanted to help improve the lives of ordinary people, many of whom couldn’t afford decent homes. He wanted to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them. We’re proud that thousands of families have benefited from this vision.
We build and manage homes and housing services for around 135,000 customers. Of our 65,000 homes, more than 70% are let at a social or affordable rent, while around 10,000 are owned or part-owned by the people who live in them.
We also provide homes for older people and a range of care services, including care at home and extra care, supported and retirement living. We deliver over 10,000 hours of care each week.
Our social purpose means that any profit we make is re-invested in new and existing homes, improving services for our customers.
We’re committed to carrying out our business sustainably, ethically and responsibly. Our mission to provide high quality, affordable housing will always be at the heart of what we do.
But we believe our social mission and responsibility extend beyond that, and includes investing in activities that support our communities and provide opportunities for our customers to improve their lives; and working with our partners to reduce our impact on the environment.
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