Onward is a leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale in the North West. The largest registered provider of social housing based solely in the North West of England with 35,000 homes across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire, Onward is as a not-for-profit organisation, committed to the regeneration and sustainability of the North West region, with a primary focus on making a positive difference in the communities they serve.
But we do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads. We’re here to make a real difference. We offer help and support to vulnerable people facing a range of challenges, and create strong and vibrant communities that our customers can be proud to be a part of.
We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building more new homes throughout the North West for those in housing need.
As an organisation Onward is relatively new, but our legacy stretches back over 50 years. Established in April 2018, Onward (formerly known as Symphony Housing Group) brought together several housing associations, namely Liverpool Housing Trust, Hyndburn Homes, Peak Valley Housing Association and Ribble Valley Homes.
Bringing these organisations together allowed us to invest more in our homes and neighbourhoods, improve our services, and make a greater contribution to the sustainable regeneration of communities in the North West. In 2021, we completed the amalgamation of Contour Homes into Onward Homes and finalised our transition to become one group.