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About us

We are Onward, a leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale in the North West. From Southport to Stockport, we own and manage over 35,000 homes right across the region.

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 five housing associations – Contour Homes, Liverpool Housing Trust, Hyndburn Homes, Peak Valley Housing Association and Ribble Valley Homes – under one simple group structure.

Bringing these organisations together has 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.

Our Story

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 five housing associations – Contour Homes, Liverpool Housing Trust, Hyndburn Homes, Peak Valley Housing Association and Ribble Valley Homes – under one simple group structure.

Bringing these organisations together has 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.

To find out more about how we got to where we are today, take a look at our timeline.