Number of volunteers engaged within the community (currently the village care schemes)

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This measure relates to the number of volunteers engaged in the Good Neighbour and Village Care Schemes while a separate measure considers those who receive support through the schemes.

Despite a dip in the number of volunteers in December 2017 there has been an increase in average volunteers engaged of 3% over 2017/18. The original target of 5% does not reflect the more recent focus of the schemes on providing more varied support to people rather than pure growth of schemes. We anticipate the volunteers involved in the village care schemes to remain stable at its current level, particularly as there are a growing number of volunteering opportunities available to local people, including those through the recent grant funded local schemes.

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