How we're governed

As a business with a social purpose, any profit we make is reinvested into our homes and improving services for customers.

Our legal structures

The Guinness Partnership structure chart

 

The Guinness Partnership Limited is a charitable Community Benefit Society No. 31693R registered in England and is a Registered Provider of Social Housing No. 4729.

Our registered office is 30 Brock Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3FG.

The Guinness Partnership Limited has the following subsidiaries:

  • Guinness Care and Support Limited (trading as Guinness Care)
  • The Guinness Housing Association Limited
  • Guinness Developments Limited
  • City Response Limited (trading as Guinness Property)
  • Guinness Homes Limited and Guinness Platform Limited

Our subsidiaries

Guinness Care and Support Limited

Guinness Care and Support Ltd. (trading as Guinness Care) is a separate subsidiary company, providing care services across the country.

It has the following subsidiaries:

  • Live Well at Home Limited
  • Independent Home Life Services Limited
  • Kylemore Care Services Limited

Guinness Care and Support Limited is also the corporate trustee of The Devon Sheltered Homes Trust and The Guinness Trust.

Guinness Housing Association Limited

The Guinness Housing Association Ltd. is:

  • A Community Benefit Society No. 17017R registered in England
  • A Registered Provider of Social Housing No. L2441.

Guinness Homes Limited

Guinness Homes Ltd. is a non-charitable subsidiary for building and managing homes for market rent.

Guinness Homes Ltd. is a registered company in England, No. 05710006

 

Guinness Developments Limited

Guinness Developments Ltd. develops homes for private sale and acts as design and build contractor of social housing for The Guinness Partnership Limited.

Guinness Developments Ltd. is a registered company in England, No. 4175094

 

City Response Limited

Guinness Property became the trading name for City Response Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guinness Partnership Limited.

It has bases in Oldham, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Havant, Middlesbrough, Bristol and Exeter.

Guinness Property provides repairs, maintenance, gas servicing and refurbishment services Guinness.

City Response Ltd. is a registered company in England, No. 04471280

Guinness Platform Limited

Guinness Platform Limited (formerly Wulvern Platform Limited) acts as the design and build contractor for housing projects across Cheshire for The Guinness Partnership Limited.

Guinness Platform Ltd. is a registered company in England, No. 06411652

Guinness Trust

Guinness Trust is registered with the Charity Commission as Charity No. 208076

Kylemore Care Services Limited

Kylemore Care Services Ltd is a company registered in England, No. 04704444

Independent Home Life Services Limited

Independent Home Life Services Ltd. is a registered company in England, No. 04675850

Live Well at Home Limited

Live Well at Home Ltd. is a company registered in England, No. 04767426

Devon Sheltered Homes Trust

Devon Sheltered Homes Trust is registered with the Charity Commission as Charity No. 286173

Regulation

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulate us. We have the highest governance (G1) and viability (V1) ratings from the HCA.

We’re subject to the Charities Act 2011, including the obligation to prove that our aims are for public benefit.

Our Board is satisfied that we create social and financial opportunities to benefit our customers and those in their neighbourhoods.

This is through the provision of affordable housing, care and support services, and investment in our communities.