Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in South Gloucestershire

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Most Popular Hobbies Among Companionship Carers in South Gloucestershire

The most popular hobbies among Companionship Carers in South Gloucestershire, as per PrimeCarers, are walking, cooking & baking, music, watching TV, and reading.

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Key Insight into Choosing a Companionship Carer

Choosing a companionship carer is more than merely assessing skills and experience; their interests and hobbies can play a critical role, too. Building a positive relationship is essential in companionship care, which can be greatly facilitated when shared activities are enjoyable for both parties involved. At PrimeCarers, we take this into account as part of our matching algorithm, helping you find the most compatible carer.

Top Hobbies Among Carers in South Gloucestershire

Our data indicates that the hobbies companionship carers in South Gloucestershire are most engaged in are diverse, ranging from walking to scrapbooking. Here's how these hobbies are distributed among carers:

| Hobby | Percent of Carers | | --- | --- | | Walking | 61.6% | | Cooking & Baking | 54.7% | | Music | 45.3% | | Watching TV | 40.7% | | Reading | 39.1% | | Puzzles | 37.6% | | Socialising | 37.6% | | Dancing | 35.3% | | Gardening | 34.5% | | Card Games | 30.6% | | Sports | 29.5% | | Decorating | 27.9% | | DIY | 22.1% | | Photography | 20.2% | | Painting | 19.4% | | Volunteering | 18.2% | | Board Games | 16.7% | | Yoga | 16.3% | | Writing | 14.0% | | Knitting | 13.6% | | Fishing | 11.2% | | Embroidery | 8.9% | | Video Games | 8.1% | | Collecting | 6.2% | | Scrapbooking | 3.9% |

Now, let's delve deeper into a few select hobbies to understand how they can aid in the companionship process.


An impressive 61.6% of carers in South Gloucestershire enjoy walking. This is far more than just a pastime. Walking is a fantastic low-impact exercise that improves physical health and boosts mood, which can be integral to a care recipient's holistic health. Therefore, carers who enjoy walking could encourage their clients to enjoy this simple outdoor activity. Getting outside and exploring the local area - like places to visit with a Companionship Carer in South Gloucestershire - provides further benefits, from social interaction to cognitive stimulation.

Cooking & Baking

Cooking and baking, beloved by roughly 54.7% of carers, is more than just preparing meals. They present exciting opportunities for engagement and interaction. Whether it's in preparing traditional comfort food or exploring new recipes together, shared time in the kitchen can foster connection and spark lively conversations about favourite foods and memories associated with them.


For the 45.3% of our carers who love music, this can be an effective therapeutic and communication tool. Music has the power to evoke emotion, recall memories and even aid relaxation. Sharing musical interests with a carer can thus lead to personal bonding and a more enriching companionship experience - from listening to a favourite artist and discussing them, through to exploring new genres together.


Reading is much more than a solitary hobby. The 39.1% of carers who enjoy reading can share this passion with those in their care. This could mean reading aloud to those with visual impairments or discussing a compelling novel with keen book lovers. In this way, reading together can stimulate the mind and provide emotional comfort.


Puzzles, whether crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, or Sudoku, can offer immense mental stimulation. The 37.6% of carers interested in puzzles can engage with those in their care in this mentally stimulating activity.

Matching Hobbies for Shared Experiences

Hobbies are a part of our everyday lives, and they can create connections that would be tough to form otherwise. At PrimeCarers, we understand the importance of matching not only based on skills and needs but also shared interests. We believe that finding a companionship carer who shares similar hobbies can nurture a connection that significantly enhances the care experience.

Take a look at the steps in selecting a carer who shares hobbies here. Also, get an idea of the cost implications of home care in South Gloucestershire here.

In conclusion, it's clear that the hobbies of Companionship Carers are diverse and spread across various fields of interest. The knowledge of these hobbies not only provides an exciting insight into the vibrant lives of our carers but also represents an essential tool in our matching algorithm that helps foster meaningful relationships between carers and those they care for. So, when you're ready to find the perfect companionship carer for you or your loved one, don't forget to consider common hobbies. It might just make all the difference.

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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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