ECHO – who we help and what we do

ECHO is an independent,  Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 90 volunteers. Our main office is in Leominster but our projects run in many community based venues. We have a small team of paid staff, you can meet them HERE, In 2015 we proudly celebrated 25 years of making a difference to the lives of disabled people.

How do we do this? By listening to the people we support and running projects and social activities that reflect their needs. As well as running 25 diverse and innovative projects our work extends into inclusive volunteering, work experience and training. Not to mention the summer activities programme, leisure events and the way we put community engagement at the heart of our partnership working.

Most of our activities are suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, but we will try to support anyone who wishes to take part in our activities, including people with mental health difficulties and people with physical or sensory impairments.

At ECHO you will have the chance to learn new skills in a supportive, friendly environment. Whether you like sport; arts and crafts; learning; social events; work or volunteering activities, we will try to help you find something to do.

As well as learning new skills, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to actively contribute to the life of your local community and be recognised as a valued citizen.
  • Develop natural relationships and friendships with fellow team members
  • Feel a sense of belonging and fulfillment “to feel a part of something”

If you’ve read this and are thinking “Yes! I need to know more” hop over to the Get Involved page. If you or someone you care for are looking to join a project then we have full details listed on the WISH website.