Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in Oxfordshire

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Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in Oxfordshire

The hobbies most enjoyed by companionship carers in Oxfordshire, such as walking and cooking, can provide an essential common ground for a fulfilling, shared care experience.

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The Role of Hobbies in Companionship Care

Before diving into what these most common hobbies entail and what they might mean to you, we need to understand the importance of shared interests in a care relationship.

Companionship carers provide a vital social connection for those who may otherwise feel isolated due to age, illness, or disability. Their role goes beyond attending to practical needs; companionship carers become trusted confidants and friends. A shared hobby can dramatically improve the quality of this relationship, creating opportunities for shared activities and fostering a deeper connection.

Furthermore, the interests of a carer can impact the overall care environment. A keen gardener might encourage their charge to spend more time outside, while a music lover can fill a home with melody. At PrimeCarers, hobbies form a key part of our matching algorithm, ensuring compatible pairings.

At PrimeCarers, we wanted to understand what hobbies our carers love most, so we asked them. Their answers are as varied as the carers themselves, but some clear favourites emerged.

Below is a table showing the percentage of our carers invested in each hobby:

| Hobby | Percent of Carers | | --- | --- | | Walking | 49.2% | | Cooking & Baking | 46.4% | | Dancing | 34.7% | | Music | 30.8% | | Puzzles | 29.1% | | Watching TV | 28.2% | | Gardening | 26.5% | | Reading | 26.2% | | Socialising | 25.8% | | Card Games | 25.0% | | Decorating | 24.4% | | Photography | 18.9% | | Sports | 18.8% | | Painting | 16.2% | | DIY | 15.5% | | Yoga | 13.2% | | Board Games | 12.0% | | Writing | 11.1% | | Volunteering | 10.6% | | Knitting | 9.7% | | Fishing | 8.9% | | Embroidery | 7.3% | | Video Games | 5.9% | | Collecting | 3.6% | | Scrapbooking | 2.6% |

Let's delve into some of these hobbies in detail.


Almost half of our carers in Oxfordshire listed walking as a hobby. Oxfordshire’s beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages offer countless walking routes that are simply perfect for shared journeys. If you're a nature lover, finding a companion who loves walking can be a breath of fresh air. Besides providing physical benefit, walking can stimulate conversation and create memorable moments together.

Cooking & Baking

Culinary hobbies were also very popular among our carers, with over 46% enjoying cooking or baking. Food can be a source of comfort, a form of artistic expression, and a centre around which people gather. A carer who loves to cook not only ensures a well-fed client but can also bring a homely atmosphere to the kitchen. Besides, what could be more bonding than creating delicious meals together?


Dance is more than just a hobby; it's an expression of joy and creativity. It’s a hobby that can be adapted to different ability levels and can bring so much fun to the care experience. Whether it's a gentle waltz around the living room or an energetic kitchen disco, a shared dance can be a memorable, spirit-lifting moment.


With its power to touch emotions, evoke memories and even positively affect physical well-being, music is an invaluable asset in companionship care. If your preferred carer is among the 30.8% who list music as their hobby, expect shared sing-alongs, musical reminiscing, or maybe even learning an instrument with them.


Green-fingered carers are common in Oxfordshire. Gardening provides multi-sensory stimulation and can easily be adapted to individual capability. It's an ideal hobby to share with those who have limited mobility as simply being in the garden, perhaps with activities suggested by your carer, can still offer a gentle connection to nature’s rhythms.

Choosing a Carer with Shared Interests

Selecting a companion with shared hobbies can greatly enhance your companionship care experience. PrimeCarers is here to help make that selection easier. Our comprehensive guide to companionship care can assist you in understanding the service, and our innovative matching algorithm considers hobbies as part of the compatibility process.

Remember that the cost of home care is an investment in your lifestyle quality. Whether your carer is an ardent walker or a dedicated chef, their hobbies can bring a significant enhancement to your companionship care.

Ultimately, hobbies are more than just ways to pass the time. They characterise who we are and how we connect with the world. That’s why at PrimeCarers, we value them so highly in our search for the perfect companionship carer for you. After all, shared interests can lead to shared joy, transforming care into a truly mutual, fulfilling experience.

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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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