ECHO is a leading provider of services for people living with disability in Herefordshire, aiming to make a real difference to the lives of those we support. We want to help them have choices and become valued members of their communities.

Without us there would not be 28 different projects offering everything from work-based day opportunities to exclusive club nights out. Our work puts members at the very centre of our services, responding to their needs and wishes. We are proud to include them in every aspect of this well-run organisation, from our inclusive volunteering up to participant trustees on the Board. Throughout ECHO, highly motivated staff are supported by volunteers to deliver over 200 hours of activities every week.

Perhaps you have seen the colourful Clever Betsy shop in Leominster? Or visited Rose Tinted Rags (run in partnership with Green Eyed Monster Company)? Maybe you are a regular at the noisy Yam Jams music sessions or enjoy the young peoples get-together at Rendezvous. There is something for everyone.








In the spotlight

We are all stories Brighton Trip 2018

About Face main company are just back from Brighton Fringe. We had a fantastic time, the actors worked so hard and performed better than ever. On Saturday the Director of Brighton Fringe saw the show and said that next year we should go for a whole week! Of course it wasn't all work we managed to have fish and chips on the pier, met up with friends and had lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who shared and commented on our Facebook posts and all the messages you sent. Your support means the world to us.

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Social Learning Day

Each year ECHO organise a training day for Staff and Volunteers. This year, by popular request, we welcomed Lee from Autism West Midlands who gave us a fascinating insight and useful information to help those we meet who have autism. 48 staff and volunteers came to our annual training day. The feedback was excellent. One volunteers said 'I certainly did enjoy it. My grandaughter has autism and Lee answered a lot of questions fr me. I feel I understand her better now. I learnt a lot.'

Could you be a volunteer


Jody has been working in the ECHO office for a few months now. She has been learning how to carry out admin tasks and support Kay the Office Manager. Jody says 'I love working at the office. I look forward to Thursdays'. We think that Jody has worked hard and is always keen to carry out a new job. She helps with photocopying, newsletters, shredding and memberships cards. She also makes a fantastic cup of tea!

How ECHO can help me?

We Are All Stories

A short promotional film by mediaSHYPP highlighting About Face's 2017 production, WE Are All Stories...

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