Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in the Scottish Borders

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Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in the Scottish Borders

The most popular hobbies among companionship carers in the Scottish Borders are walking, cooking & baking, music, reading, and watching TV.

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What Hobbies Mean in Companionship Care

Before we delve into specific hobbies, it's important to understand why hobbies matter in companionship care. Hobbies aren’t just a way to pass the time. They indicate a range of skills, preferences, and inclinations that could potentially match those of the people seeking care. This is crucial because at PrimeCarers, we believe that good care isn't just about meeting physical needs. It's about fostering a strong, meaningful bond between carer and client. A good match significantly promotes the quality of care and the well-being of both parties.

Hobbies help us identify these matches. That is why a shared interest is part of our matching algorithm when you are looking for care on our platform. With a carer who shares your hobbies, it is much easier to establish a friendship and create a comfortable environment providing a successful companionship care experience.

Variety of Hobbies Among Scottish Borders Carers

To give you an understanding of how varied the interests of companionship carers in the Scottish Borders are, here is a comprehensive table that shows the most popular hobbies and the percentage of carers that engage in them:

| Hobby | Percent of Carers | | --- | --- | | Walking | 68.9% | | Cooking & Baking | 67.2% | | Music | 50.8% | | Reading | 47.5% | | Watching TV | 45.9% | | Dancing | 44.3% | | Gardening | 42.6% | | Socialising | 41.0% | | Puzzles | 39.3% | | Photography | 37.7% | | Decorating | 37.7% | | Card Games | 37.7% | | Sports | 32.8% | | DIY | 29.5% | | Volunteering | 27.9% | | Painting | 26.2% | | Board Games | 21.3% | | Video Games | 19.7% | | Writing | 14.8% | | Knitting | 14.8% | | Fishing | 11.5% | | Embroidery | 9.8% | | Yoga | 9.8% | | Scrapbooking | 4.9% | | Collecting | 4.9% |

Now let's give you a more detailed understanding of the top hobbies among the carers in this region.


Almost 69% of carers enjoy walking. For those clients who are still mobile, a walking partner is a tremendous advantage. Walking is not only excellent exercise, but it can also provide a welcome change of scenery. Going on scenic walks with your carer around the beautiful Scottish Borders, can not only be therapeutic, but it's a fantastic opportunity to bond and share experiences.

Cooking and Baking

Cooking and Baking are popular hobbies among carers, with 67.2% taking part regularly. Cooking and baking with carers can be a delightful experience; swapping recipes, teaching techniques, and sharing meals. Even if the care-seekers are not directly involved in cooking due to their physical condition, the shared bonding over food preparation and meal times can elevate the quality of companionship care.


Music crosses cultural and age boundaries and can bring enormous joy and relief to those in care. Carers who have a liking for music (50.8%) could share their taste, have discussions about various genres, or even play a musical instrument. A shared appreciation for music can bring about a sense of comfort and joy, and being able to share that with a carer is special.

How PrimeCarers Can Help

Whether your interests align with the more popular carer hobbies such as walking, cooking & baking, and music, or even less common ones like scrapbooking, our savvy algorithm at PrimeCarers helps match you with carers based on common interests. This makes your search for a companionship carer more streamlined and ensures you find the right person, not just any person. PrimeCarers knows how important it is for clients to have shared interests with their carers, which is why hobbies make up part of our matching algorithm.

For more information on companionship care, here's a Complete Guide to Companionship Care. And for those concerned with costs, we can help you determine the Cost of Home Care in the Scottish Borders.

In Conclusion

By integrating shared hobbies into the matching process, PrimeCarers is promoting more meaningful and enjoyable experiences in the field of companionship care. So when you seek a carer through PrimeCarers, rest assured that you're not just hearing about their professional qualifications. You're getting a snapshot of who they are as a person – their hobbies, interests, and what makes them tick. This way, you're not just getting a carer. You're getting a companion.

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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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