An online marketplace and app has launched that lets users find and book health, care and wellbeing services.
The WeMa Life platform connects a range of health and wellbeing providers, letting users find and pay for service.
Based in London, WeMa Life was created by the Patni family after experiencing difficulty in finding care for an elderly relative.
Users can book services ranging from social care, domiciliary care, nursing, domestic help, as well as fitness services including yoga, nutritionists, physiotherapists and more. Users can book either single sessions or on-going sessions, as well as services from multiple providers in one transaction.
Its developers hope that WeMa Life will benefit individuals needing to arrange care before or after clinical treatment, removing stress and complexity from difficult situations.
The service also lets health and care providers roster staff, arrange appointments, communicate with customers and accept payments.
Its proprietary web and mobile app technologies also help businesses improve the way they promote, manage and deliver their services
To support its launch, WeMa Life commissioned a survey of more than 2,000 UK adults to highlights issues in the health and care space.
The survey found that 15% of 2,000 UK adults currently act as informal carers, giving regular assistance to a family member or close friend. It also found that 46% found it difficult to source reputable healthcare providers and that 66% wanted an online solution to make it easier to source healthcare services.
Rajal Patni, CFO of WeMaLife said: “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. 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.”