Way Ahead 2019

Date(s) - 05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
All Day

Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre



Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July

Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre

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.


Why ABI matters to me and how awareness of ABI in Parliament has changed
Chris Bryant MP

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

New for 2019

Capita PIP workshop
The team from Capita will be joining us to provide a comprehensive overview of the role Capita plays in managing  PIP assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Communities.

Is Anna ok?
A BBC virtual reality experience that explains the impact of brain injury on the relationship of identical twins. You can find out more about this stunning new virtual reality project here.

Tangle Tree – a tale of triumph, despair, hope and love.
A catastrophic event forces the two women to face reality. But what is familiar, where is the thread? Is it in the wool, the yarn? Or does it lie with sleeping dogs?

JDJB and TLBB Productions are a professional theatre company affiliated to Headway Bristol and Headway Somerset.

‘TangleTree’ is a fictionalised story based on research. Many people came forward with their stories of survival through brain injury. Stories of despair, hope, bravery and love.