Since its inception in 1993, more than 1 million accompaniments have been undertaken. In the beginning, only younger people were addressed, but this has changed over time. Today, most of the persons that are accompanied are still young, but older people are getting more and more interested in the service. Five per cent of the customers are individuals (mostly older people), 35 per cent are so called 'collectivités territoriales' and 60 per cent are from specialised institutions (e.g. of the deaf, blind, etc.).
The benefits of Les Compagnons du Voyage are numerous. The service can help people to regain autonomy and to participate in every day life. It can lead to an increase and maintenance of active mobility. The project is also effective in reaching large numbers of people, as the number of accompaniments undertaken thus far indicates.