1067: CareTech - How WeMa Provides Wellbeing For Businesses
Vivek Patni, CEO, and Co-Founder of Lavanya Plus, joins me on my daily tech podcast to talk about the recent launch of WeMa Care. The new CareTech solution is aimed at helping businesses – including fintech heavyweight Global Payments – to provide advice, support, and referrals so informal carers can arrange care services on behalf of their loved ones.
For context, there are 8 million informal carers in the UK, with 18% of full-time workers also providing some form of unpaid care for someone close to them; of them, 88% say their employer provides no support; 46% feel lonely or isolated as a result of their caring responsibilities, and 82% do not feel comfortable talking about their caring responsibilities at work.
Vivek reveals why he believes that CareTech could ease the ever-increasing pressure faced by informal carers. He also believes that such technology can also help businesses to offer some long-overdue support to employees, who currently feel torn between fulltime employment and care responsibilities.
As we approach the cold winter months that will impact vulnerable individuals and, consequently, the people who care for them, I explore how CareTech could help employers provide greater support to their families.