Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in Merton

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Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in Merton

The most popular hobbies among companionship carers in Merton are walking, cooking and baking, dancing, music, and watching TV, according to a survey of carers registered with PrimeCarers.

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Why Hobbies Matter

Choosing a carer who shares your hobbies can enhance the companionship that lies at the heart of the care relationship. Engaging in shared activities can not only bring joy but also create a meaningful connection between you and your carer.

This element of shared interests is so important that hobbies make up part of our matching algorithm at PrimeCarers. We look at the hobbies of both clients and carers to help ensure a better fit, helping to foster a more fulfilling and rewarding companionship.

Here is the full table of the most popular hobbies among carers in Merton:

| Hobby | Percent of Carers | | --- | --- | | Walking | 48.4% | | Cooking & Baking | 44.6% | | Dancing | 33.9% | | Music | 30.8% | | Watching TV | 28.9% | | Puzzles | 28.4% | | Socialising | 25.6% | | Gardening | 25.6% | | Reading | 25.6% | | Card Games | 23.9% | | Decorating | 22.7% | | Photography | 19.9% | | Sports | 18.7% | | Painting | 15.4% | | DIY | 14.0% | | Yoga | 12.3% | | Board Games | 11.9% | | Writing | 10.7% | | Volunteering | 10.6% | | Knitting | 9.5% | | Fishing | 8.5% | | Embroidery | 6.9% | | Video Games | 6.1% | | Collecting | 4.3% | | Scrapbooking | 3.1% |

Exploring Common Hobbies

In the spirit of companionship, let's delve a bit deeper into some popular hobbies that can be easily shared between a carer and their client.


Walking tops our chart with a striking percentage of 48.4%. Not only is it an accessible and flexible hobby, but it's also a wonderful way to maintain good health and wellbeing. It offers a chance to get outdoors, engage with the community, and explore the neighbourhood or nearby nature trails in Merton. For further ideas, you might like to take a look at our guide on places to visit with a companionship carer in Merton.

Cooking & Baking

Cooking and baking are not merely chores but can be enjoyable hobbies. With 44.6% of our carers reporting a love for cooking and baking, this can be a wonderful way to spend time and create delicious meals together. This activity can also provide a space to share recipes, learn new cooking techniques, and perhaps even have friendly baking competitions. Furthermore, cooking and baking can be tailored to specific dietary needs, ensuring both nutrition and enjoyment are on the menu.


Dancing, enjoyed by some 33.9% of our carers, is a hobby that can bring both physical and emotional benefits. It invites movement, coordination, and can boost mood significantly. Whether it's a structured dance like ballroom or a more relaxed style, moving to music can be uplifting and energising. Keep in mind, of course, to match activities to your physical capability and comfort level.


Whether it's listening, playing an instrument, or singing, music can be a deeply enriching hobby. Given that 30.8% of our carers enjoy music, there are plenty of potential musical partnerships. Sharing favourite songs, exploring new music, or even reminiscing with old classics can be a superb bonding activity.

Watching TV

The simple pleasure of watching TV, be it news, films, or series, isn't to be overlooked. With 28.9% of our carers identifying this as a hobby, shared viewing experiences can provide common topics for discussion, shared interest, and recreational downtime.

More Than a Match

Here at PrimeCarers, we do more than match a patient with a carer based solely on care needs. We believe in fostering connections and building relationships. By including hobbies in our connecting algorithm, we're able to go beyond standard matching and make meaningful, personally fulfilling connections based on shared interests.

If you're looking to find out more about companionship care in and around Merton, our comprehensive guide to companionship care provides a wealth of information. To understand costs better, you can visit our page on the cost of home care in Merton.

Bringing It All Together

The importance of shared hobbies in enhancing companionship care can't be overstated. By taking these into account, PrimeCarers can help to forge a meaningful match based on shared enjoyment and interests, not just care needs. Regardless of the hobby—whether it involves getting outside for a walk, staying in with a good book, or being creative in the kitchen—know that you can find a carer who shares your interests and will engage with them alongside you. As we match carers with clients, these shared hobbies help to foster not just a caring connection, but a fulfilled and happy companionship.

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James Bowdler


I founded and manage PrimeCarers, a Platform that connects Private Clients with Private Carers near them.

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