Family launches online marketplace for carers
Newly launched online marketplace WeMa Life has been created to take the pain out of sourcing, booking and paying for health, care and wellbeing services.
Users can book a range of services from social care to nursing, massages, yoga & Pilates instructors, nutritionists and more.
Its proprietary web and mobile app technologies also help businesses improve the way they promote, manage and deliver their services.
The London-based company is self-funded and has been founded by the family trio of Rohit Patni (husband), Rajal Patni (wife) and Vivek Patni (son).
To support its launch WeMa Life commissioned a survey of more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover the issues that are rife in the health and care space.
It found 15 per cent of UK adults currently act as informal carers, giving regular, on-going assistance to a family member or close friend free of charge.
46 per cent of them find it difficult to source reputable healthcare providers and 66 per cent want online solutions to make it easier to source healthcare services.
Through WeMa users can book one-off and on-going sessions, as well as services from multiple providers in one transaction.
Users include anyone from young people wanting regular fitness sessions to people in their 40s and 50s responsible for looking after elderly parents.
It will also have significant benefits for people needing to arrange care before or after clinical treatment, removing stress and complexity from an already difficult situation.
Meanwhile, the tools available through the online portal and app enable businesses to improve the management and delivery of their services.
As well as opening them up to a nationwide marketplace, WeMa Life lets health and care providers roster staff, arrange appointments, communicate with customers, accept payments and enhance efficiency.
“WeMa Life was borne out of our family’s own difficult experiences of caring for an elderly relative – we understand the emotional and physical strain of looking after a loved one,” said WeMa CFO Rajal Patni.
“It’s a time-consuming role that requires a lot of diligence as well as a huge number of sacrifices.
“We’re confident that WeMa Life will make this experience far simpler and less stressful, while also helping others better managing their own health.”
Vivek Patni, COO, said: “After a year of development and months of beta testing, we are delighted to announce the launch of WeMa Life’s multi-service HealthTech platform and app.“We are confident that both consumers and businesses will benefit greatly from our easy-to-use product, which combines technological innovation with solid healthcare practices to empower individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle or better perform informal carer duties.”