The Guinness Partnership Ltd is proud to be one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in the country. They own and manage 65,000 homes, providing service to more than 135,000 customers. In 1890 Edward Cecil Guinness, the great-grandson of the founder of the Guinness Brewery, gave £200,000 to set up The Guinness Trust. This is the equivalent of £15 million in today’s money. He wanted to help improve the lives of ordinary people, many of whom couldn’t afford decent homes. Guinness Partnership built their first homes in the 1890s, in London. Today, The Guinness Partnership Limited is a national operation and works with Guinness Care and Support Limited to provide housing, care and support services to the customers. “We are proud that the original philosophy, defined by Edward Cecil Guinness all those years ago, is still relevant today: to provide good-quality homes in communities that are stable and supportive”.