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.

So welcome to our website, we hope you find what you need and don’t forget to follow us on social media too.

In the spotlight

Echo Weavers

The Weaving Group meet every Friday afternoon in the Clever Betsy shop. Under the expert guidance of their tutor, Maggie Percy and supported by volunteer Kathryn they produce work of outstanding quality on a variety of looms. The weavers have been invited to demonstrate their skills at local events such as the Leominster Apple Fair and enjoy being able to share their talent with the public.

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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


Lindsey has a busy week, taking part in four of our day opportunities. This year she has also become a keen volunteer, giving up her spare day to help others. With ECHO's support she has helped at Leominster Museum, dressed up for a historical project at Hereford Cathedral and performed at Trails of the Unexpected.

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