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. In December 2015, there were 826 volunteers and numbers have been steadily increasing since the schemes began.
The number of volunteers has remained unchanged between June 2017 and September 2017. A review of active members in a number of groups has resulted in some reductions compensated by new volunteers recruited elsewhere. Most tasks that volunteers were involved in continued to relate to transport such as helping people get to hospital appointments.