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 inclusive 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 supported 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

Adult and Community Learning 2018-19

As well as our wide range of Day Opportunities and Social and Leisure Activities ECHO also works in partnership with Herefordshire Council to deliver adult and community learning courses funded by a contract with the ESFA. Our courses are specifically tailored to the needs of adults with a learning disability and cover a wide variety of topics and skills aimed at increasing confidence, wellbeing and independence..

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Yam Jams Volunteer Team

The Yam Jams volunteer team celebrated their nomination for The Sunshine Pride Awards with a social evening at De Koffie Pot at Hereford's Left Bank. This team look after all the visitors to the popular music sessions and do a wonderful job of taking care of everyone. We are very proud of their nomination and delighted that their hard work has been recognised.

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

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