A very warm welcome to our new website. We are so proud of the work we do and hope you will enjoy the new design which should make it easier to find what you are looking for.

What is ECHO?

ECHO aims to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people across Herefordshire,. We have been doing this for over 25 years. Being a small independent charity, we are able to respond to the needs of our 230 members. Our participants are closely involved in the running and governance of the organisation. This helps us develop projects they really need.

None of this could happen without the volunteers that work in every part of ECHO- over 90 of them give their time and expertise. We gratefully acknowledge that we could not offer the range of services we do without them.

We hope you find what you need. Don’t forget to follow us on social media too.


In the spotlight

Frock On

The talented group at Frock On undertook a project last year to research 17th century waistcoats and then go on to create their own versions from fabric destined for landfill. Following the launch in October the exhibition has been featured in Patchwork and Quilting magazine and moves to National Trust property Berrington Hall for 6 months. Find out about other exciting ECHO projects.

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Louise is a buddy

Louise and Rachel meet for a coffee, they have been doing this for over a year. A good volunteering match is a rewarding experience for everyone. At ECHO we make sure that our volunteers have the right training and support. Just ask the 90 people who make a real difference to our projects.

Could you be a volunteer


Don has been coming to ECHO for so many years no one can remember him not being there. He's been an actor with About Face and featured in some of the very first productions. He's currently a member of the REP group, ECHO's elected representatives that help govern the charity and is a talented rug maker for Clever Betsy shop. On Friday's you can find him busy making tea and guarding the biscuits at the drop-in club.

How ECHO can help me?

Behind the Scenes at ECHO

Our friends at the Rural Media Company made this great video which allows our members, volunteers and participants to explain in their own words just why ECHO is so very special.

Watch more of ECHO on YouTube