BRADLEY STOKE MATTERS

The online community magazine for Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford

2021 has not been the promising new year we were all hoping for, with us all back in lockdown yet again due to this awful virus.  Whilst it is definitely starting to feel a little like Groundhog Day, and the current situation has been a struggle for many, with January now behind us let’s look forward to Spring and continue to focus on the positives.  The current prolonged situation has emphasised once again the fantastic, strong community that the whole of the Five Stokes area has become and it is great to see how we are supporting each other and supporting local businesses where we can and are allowed to.  

We are very much still working hard to share the positive news from across the area, keeping residents up to date with the multiple and diverse activities taking place across the whole community. As well as promoting local community news and events, the magazine is a trusty directory for local businesses and traders, some of whom have been advertising with us since our very first issue back in 2005 and the majority for 10 years or more!  Whatever you need, you will find a local business that can help, within the pages of our community magazine. If you would like to promote your business or services to the local community or raise awareness of a local group, please do get in touch via [email protected].  You can also download copies of recent editions of the magazines here .

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Local oxygen therapy may be successful for long-covid. Oxygen therapy at pressure (utilising barometric chambers) for people living with the effects of long-covid, like other post-viral syndromes, is being seen to be beneficial in easing many of the symptoms.The Brightwell Centre in Bradley Stoke, a charity, has been providing oxygen therapy in its barochamber over the past 35 years for those with Multiple Sclerosis, neurological and many other conditions that have been shown to benefit from high dose oxygen.Following on from the improvements reported after oxygen treatment of a number of people living with long-covid in many countries, The Brightwell is now providing this service, together with other MS Therapy Centres across the UK.Those with long-covid undergoing oxygen therapy at The Brightwell report that they are already feeling the benefits. One such person who has been living with the symptoms of long-covid for the last eleven months, has only had 20 sessions of oxygen therapy over the last 5 weeks and has reported a considerable improvement in their general condition with the resolution of aggressive shooting pain, clearing of brain fog, permanent headaches and word blindness. In addition, they have reported that they are no longer fatigued and for the first time in many months are returning to their old self.Concerns have been expressed recently by Kamlesh Khunti, a professor from the University of Leicester who sits on SAGE, that the likely numbers of those who may suffer from long-covid could exceed those who have been hospitalized or have died from the virus.Research is ongoing worldwide to find an answer to this serious complication to the virus but whilst the world waits for trials to be completed high dose oxygen may have a major part to play.Doro Pasantes, Centre Manager for The Brightwell says “we are offering oxygen therapy, which may be an aid to simple recovery”Details of how to access this therapy can be found on the following website www.thebrightwell.org.uk and www.msntc.org.uk to find your nearest centre.For further information, please email [email protected]#longcovid #oxygentherapy #COVID19 #research Bradley Stoke Journal Bradley Stoke Matters & Little Stoke Gifford Matters Bristol.Live BBC Bristol BBC Radio Bristol ITV News West Country Bradley Stoke Radio South Gloucestershire Council ... See MoreSee Less
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Jack Lopresti is on the hunt for a new local apprentice - see the attached for how to apply if you think this might be for you!www.bradleystokematters.co.uk/community-news/jack-lopresti-mp-launches-search-for-his-new-apprent... ... See MoreSee Less
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The virtual days out look like fun if you are looking for some additional entertainment during half termIt's finally Half-term!If you are looking for something to keep the kids entertained then you might want to check out the BBC Radio Bristol Facebook page for a schedule of great virtual days out throughout the week. ... See MoreSee Less
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