Welcome to The Waiting Room (TWR) #TWRFoundIt – Health and Wellbeing at your Fingertips

TWR Version 2 was released in May 2018. Faster, smarter and cleaner, the new TWR can translate into well over 80 languages, has full search capabilities, offers direct call functionality and a simple but effective “share this service” facility both through personal media options and social media platforms.

Housed within our own bespoke customised platform, designed to offer up-to-date and readily usable information, TWR V2 is clearly at the forefront of smart technology development by linking people with support options across the health and social care landscape.

A true virtual one-stop shop with health and wellbeing services quite literally, at your finger-tips. If you want more information about TWR then visit www.the-waitingroom.org or email us at [email protected] www.the-waitingroom.org e: [email protected] Twitter @TWR_org #TWRFoundIt#CommonUnity

Common Unity’s URBRUM Resource key #commonunity @commonunity

Please note you will need to download a free QR code scanner from your mobile app store to use QR’s Accessing information to specific services can be difficult at the best of times. In modern day life technology plays a key role in ensuring information is at our fingertips.

The URBRUM resource key gives you the opportunity to access your local services whilst on the go. The Quick Response Code on the resource key will take you straight to The Meeting Room, a place where you will be able to access information about local services that can support you.

Visit www.urbrum.org or scan the QR code to access the URBRUM Resource Key video. follow us on instagram @commonunity follow us on twitter @common_unity_

The Waiting Room: This video could save a life

Over 6,000 people die by suicide every year in the UK alone, that’s someone dying by suicide every 90 minutes. But it is well worth remembering that the vast majority of people who think about suicide don’t want to die, they are, however, finding it hard to stay alive. One of the key reasons for this is that they don’t always know what options are out there in their local communities to help them get through their crisis.

Developed in Birmingham by Common Unity for our communities, The Waiting Room Directory and The Waiting Room Resource Key Fob support people in crisis to link with both local and national services that can help them in their time of need.

The success of this intervention has been nothing short of miraculous since it was launched late 2016 this being due to the fact that The Waiting Room is instantly accessible, discreet, up-to-date and gets results. If you want to know more about how The Waiting Room works and how it could be introduced to your communities then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected] www.the-waitingroom.org

Imagine having direct access to health and well being services in Birmingham!

We know that accessing up-to-date information to services you need can be frustrating and a lengthy process even on the internet. By utilising modern technology alongside a common-sense approach, we have a resource that can connect you with your local services even whilst you are on the go.

As part of Birmingham’s Urbrum website, The Waiting Room, is an on-line resource that connects you directly and seamlessly with local contacts for health and well-being services across the city. Whether you are connecting through your PC, your tablet or via the innovative Waiting Room Key, your health and well-being is at your finger-tips.

If you want to use The Waiting Room Key, or just scan directly from the website or posters in Birmingham, this film shows you exactly what needs to be done. The Waiting Room Key provides you with a modern-day well-being support solution to modern-day wellbeing needs.

Visit www.the-waitingroom.org or scan the QR code to access the video. follow us on instagram @commonunity follow us on twitter @common_unity_

The Waiting Room – TWR Speaks your language – Health and Wellbeing at your Fingertips

(TWR )The Waiting Room can now be translated into over 100 languages. Making it easier than ever before to find the right health and wellbeing service for you. Developed for Birmingham and Solihull Citizens, TWR is the virtual one-stop shop for health and wellbeing connections.

The Waiting Room Links Twitter @TWR_org

email: [email protected]

The Waiting Room – Generation 2 coming to your smart device in April 2018

In 2016, in the West Midlands, Common Unity had a vision, and this vision was to eradicate all paper-based directories and provide the ultimate online alternative. This alternative came to be known as The Waiting Room – a place for people from all walks of life to find support for their own health and wellbeing. With over 30,000 hits in its first year of existence, Common Unity has recognised that it’s time for The Waiting Room to evolve. The Waiting Room: The Next Generation.

Coming to your smart device in April 2018. Redefining Health and Social Care in the 21st Century. Please note we created this short in the likeness of the intro to the original Starwars movie by Lucas Arts.

https://www.the-waitingroom.org

TWR Resource Key – A Road To Somewhere

It’s a clever way of linking people with local support with the least amount of stress, hassle or disappointment

 

Back in the 80’s there was a song called “Road To Nowhere” – pretty good as well – but when I think of online resource directories, or worse still, paper directories for health and social care services, they are often just like this song. They are, too often, a Road To Nowhere. The telephone numbers are often wrong or discontinued; the organisation you are searching for has either moved, closed or changed the services they provide; the website links don’t work or the pages you are looking for don’t exist anymore – so we designed The Waiting Room in Birmingham (known as TWR) and the TWR Resource Key.

 

It’s a clever way of linking people with local support with the least amount of stress, hassle or disappointment – access to information is instant, information is current and making contact is do-able for both professionals and the public.

 

In December of last year we started testing the TWR Resource Key with 25 GP Surgeries to see how it went down with their staff and their patients. The results are astounding and demand for TWR both in Birmingham and wider is growing fast with both Professionals and the public realising that access to local services can be up-to-date and are quite literally at their finger-tips.

 

Please check out our Pilot Overview document by clicking on TWR below and tell us what you think of it.

 

We think it’s a road to somewhere.

The digital age of mobile technology

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Accessing information to specific services can be difficult at the best of times. In modern day life, digital technology plays an increasing role in ensuring up to date information is at our fingertips.

The URBRUM resource key gives you the opportunity to access your local services whilst on the go. The Quick Response Code on the resource key will take you straight to The Meeting Room, a place where you will be able to access information about local services that can support you. Scan the QR code to access the URBRUM Resource Key video or visit urbrum.org.