Dear Participants, Families and Carers,

As you will know the Government has said there will be a national lockdown again.

ECHO remains OPEN but we will need to work in a different way to support everyone as best we can.

Activities will now happen with:

  • face to face contact for the most vulnerable, this will mean reduced numbers
  • online support and activities, many of you were able to access ECHO this way in the last lockdown
  • phone chats, we will make welfare calls to make sure you are all okay
  • post, will be used to send out activity packs

Remember ECHO is here for you – do let us know if you are struggling or need help with anything.

How to contact ECHO

You can call the main office which will be open 9am – 4pm on Monday to Friday.

The number is 01568 620307

Send us an email to echo.info@echoherefordshire.co.uk.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

How long will these changes last?

These changes are happening straight away (05.01.21) and we will review them in two weeks time.

Activities Extra Online

We have a busy programme of online activity lined up for January. Click the link to download the programme, see what’s on offer and how you can make a booking.

Activities Extra January 2021

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Mike Cook

Chief Officer,

ECHO

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