ECHO, For Extra Choices in Herefordshire Ltd.

ECHO, For Extra Choices in Herefordshire Ltd.

At a glance


  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care

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ECHO is an independent, Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 100 volunteers. 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.


ECHO’s vision is of an equitable society where all disabled people are valued, respected and supported to flourish.


ECHO’s mission is to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people in Herefordshire, supporting them to be valued members of their community.


  • Inclusiveness – we recognise that diversity is strength and will seek to involve all people, as active participants in their community.
  • Responsive – we will work with individuals and groups to meet community needs and make a difference.
  • Quality – we will strive for excellence in the delivery of our services and activities.
  • Accessible – we will provide fair and open access to all our opportunities and support.
  • Forward looking – we will recognise the need for continual review and improvement.
  • Impact focused – we believe that success is measured by outcomes and will seek to deliver results that benefit both individuals and the community.


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


Some of our Projects include:

  • About Face Theatre Company – Herefordshire’s Professional theatre company for adults with learning disabilities
  • Clever Betsy – art & craft-based workshop and retail shop
  • Eaton Barn – our horticulture project where participants get their get their hands dirty growing fruit and veg which they then help sell
  • Rose Tinted Rags – art, craft and retail shop with a partnership working with Green Eyed Monster Company.
  • Studio Mirai – a social enterprise selling upcycled furniture produced by participants


Some of the Sport, Leisure & Social activities we provide:

  • Badminton 
  • Walking for Health 
  • Football training
  • New to tennis
  • Yoga 
  • Rendezvous – 16 to 30s Night Out
  • Yam Jams – Music Sessions

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