Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
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:
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:
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.
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