News

ECHO Welcomes New Board Members

There have been a few changes at the Board with some existing members standing down and some new faces welcomed. Ms Lorna MacGregor has stood down as President and the Board welcomes as new members: Mr Paul Blackbeard (Chair) Ms Janice Jones (Treasurer) Mr Glenn Carmody Dr Kylie Hollins They bring a wealth of experience …

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CEO Sleep out 22nd June

Once again I’m asking friends, colleagues and people I barely know to support me to raise some money and generally to raise awareness for people who are homeless. This is the one and only time during the year that I ask people to help me to raise money for charity but I do so because …

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ECHO’s CEO interviewed on “The Couch”

ECHO had a chance to share information about the agency when Phil Baker was invited to appear on “The Couch” hosted by Fred Mafrica on 30th April. Phil said that It was an interesting experience to appear on TV, but he assures everyone that it hasn’t gone to his head, and so far there have …

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ECHO can now take on Level 3 / Level 4 clients

The rules relating to Home Care Package clients – Level 3 and Level 4 – have now changed and ECHO can now provide services to clients who have received funding for a Level 3 or Level 4 package. Under the new system, a client can choose the agency which holds their package. In the past, …

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Barefoot Lawn Bowls Competition

ECHO put a team together for the ACSA Barefoot Lawn Bowls evening at Mosman Park on 15th February. We came second and lost by one point. Personally I think we were robbed in the way the scores were done but as there were no sheep stations involved, I can live with it. Having said that …

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Sunshine Club Australia Day Sausage Sizzle

The sausages were not the only thing to be sizzling at Bunnings Morley on Australia day. The ECHO crew turned out on Australia Day to cook sausages to raise funds for the Sunshine Club. It was a successful event and we raised about $500.00 which will go towards purchasing equipment and resources for our dementia-specific …

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ECHO’s Client Christmas party

Last Thursday we had our Client’s Christmas Party. And a good time was had by all. All up we had about 140 clients attending, along with Brady, one of our support staff, acting as DJ to provide the music. All our staff got involved and became waiters for the day. I don’t think they dropped …

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Lisa Baker (MLA) Awards New Life Memberships

Volunteering at ECHO is for many a long term commitment, and ECHO was proud to recognise the contribution of several long standing Volunteers by awarding them life membership at a recent Christmas celebration at the Oasis Restaurant in the Swan Valley . “As patron of ECHO Community Services I’m continuously reminded about the value of …

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