The Invisible Café CIC

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The Invisible Café CIC

The Invisible Café By The Invisible Café

A very unique Therapies Centre, for people with MS. The first of its kind in London

Hammersmith and Fulham Idea stage

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The Invisible Café will be set-up to offer a safe space, of peace and tranquility for people who have MS, Multiple Sclerosis. It will be a comfortable respite for people with MS. There will be a fully operational café in The Invisible Café. There will be an on site Hairdresser, Physiotherapist or Massage therapist, a beauty treatment room and a private room, for counselling. There is the possibility of placements for medical students to add to their academic course or work experience. Plus, 3 full-time paid positions, (2 baristas and 1 general assistant).

What we'll deliver:

  • A safe and comfortable place for people with MS
  • Operational Cafe - providing 5 or 6 local jobs
  • Lots of volunteer positions

Why it's a great idea:

We want to start a business for people with Multiple Sclerosis, MS. It has been classed as an Invisible Illness. I know this as, I have MS and have often been told ‘but you look ok’ as I am able bodied. It is always a devastating emotional blow when I’m told that. As people, see no “visible” supports to indicate a disability such as canes, walking frames or a wheelchair. My illness becomes Invisible. The Invisible Café will offer treatments from across the world, traditional, complimentary and modern. To help enhance the quality of life of people with MS. It will be a “one stop support shop” for people with MS. The Invisible Café has already received much positive feedback and has been endorsed and supported by The Imperial NHS Trust and The MS Trust. There is nothing like this in London. MP Andy Slaughter agrees

Steps to get it done:

  • Marketing continued
  • Funding continued
  • Crowdfunding Film by 14/05/19
  • Securing Premises by 01/05/19

The Invisible Café will be open 5 days a week. MS Patients are welcome to come in before and after their treatment. This would benefit patients greatly, by alleviating the emotional stress before or after treatment. Or simply, come in for a sit down and a chat. It can also be a hub for patients to meet up with each other too. It will benefit the public by offering the local community (and friends and relatives) a safe calm place to relax, have a hot drink and meet others for a chat. They can pop in to the café for a cuppa and chat.


Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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How will the money be spent?Total £33,719

Property Lease - £15,000 (44%)
Flooring - £2,000 (6%)
initial Stock - £2,000 (6%)
Gaggia espresso equipment - £1,500 (4%)
ceiling - £1,500 (4%)
Air Conditioning - £1,500 (4%)
Furniture - £1,500 (4%)
rent - £1,200 (4%)
Insurance - £1,000 (3%)
Accountant - £750 (2%)
Other - £5,769 (17%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Property Lease
initial Stock
Gaggia espresso equipment
Air Conditioning
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • solicitor
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • marketing
  • Crockery
  • VAT
  • Cash register
  • painting
  • general building work


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • It will go straight back into the business. More activities and research and marketing. Getting the Invisible Café known across the UK

Total £33,719

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