The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead is an annual event that brings together representatives from groups and branches across the UK and Channel Islands, along with professionals with an active interest in the work of Headway to enjoy a weekend of learning, sharing and socialising in a relaxing and welcoming environment.

The Way Ahead 2019

Friday 5 July - Sunday 7 July

Following excellent feedback from last year's conference The Way Ahead will be returning to the Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre in Stone Staffordshire.

Kindly supported by:

New for 2019!

Is Anna ok?
A BBC virtual reality experience that explains the impact of brain injury on the relationship of identical twins 

Applying for PIP: Guidance for advocates
Clinical Governance team at Capita

Learning exchange programmes
Let's talk about... Being a CEO
Let's talk about... Service delivery


The impact of brain injury on the family: personal and professional reflections
Dr Audrey Daisley and Co-presenter Nicola Hughes

Cifas: Fraud and Vulnerability
Kirstie Brookman, Protecting the Vulnerable Lead - Cifas

Workshops & therapies

  • Raising the profile of your group/branch with local politicians
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Step by step to branch returns
  • Complementary therapy
  • Relaxation session
  • Drama therapy
  • Laughter therapy
  • Social return on investments
  • Learning exchange programmes
  • Health andrehabilitation exercise
  • Perfecting your social media marketing

Exhibiting at The Way Ahead

If you are interested in holding an exhibition stand at The Way ahead more information can be found on the following link The Way Ahead Exhibition Opportunities Discounted exhibition stands are available for charities and Headway Approved Providers.

Booking type Headway group and branch rate Non-Headway rate
Full weekend £140 £175
Friday - Saturday (afternoon) £100 £130
Saturday - Sunday £100 £130
Day delegate £60 £60

Bursary places

Again this year with the kind assistance of our main sponsor, Thompsons Solicitors, we are able to offer a limited number of free bursaries for groups and branches. For more information and details on how to apply email