Tuesday 0900 - 1700
Wednesday 0900 - 1700
Thursday 0900 - 1700
Friday 0900 - 1700
Saturday 1000 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1700
The TinCat is a Social Enterprise company set up to empower and promote the integration of ethnic minority women who live in Glasgow.
This is the TinCat's first project - MILK - a cafe that will provide a safe, supportive environment where ethnic minority women in the Glasgow community can receive employability support.
We will offer individuals valuable opportunities to gain appropriate skills, experience and confidence. While gaining work experience both within the cafe and in its related activities, individuals will receive continuing support from us as they prepare for moving on to other mainstream settings.
Support includes help with English language, personal development, form filling and interview skills. The cafe trading environment will offer a wide range of work experience and training including sales and marketing, customer service, stock control, health and safety, hospitality, administration, book-keeping and IT.
The ethos of the company is one of providing individuals with the resources to 'move on' and we hope the cafe will become a valuable community resource.
That's the plan at least...
The idea of opening a social enterprise cafe comes to Ange and Gabby whilst living and working in Mexico City.
Ange and Gabby start volunteering with Bridges Programmes. The women involved in the project were insipring, and the lack of resources for asylum seeking women and refugees focus the cafe's goals on helping this issue.
Gabby starts volunteering with Glasgow Night Shelter, a homeless shelter for destitue asylum seekers. Ange starts an ESOL class with Unity, teaching English to asylum seekers and refugees.
Ange and Gabby register the company, officially becoming a Community Interest Company.
Jen joins the TinCat board of directors bringing invaluble knowledge of immigration law and the asylum process.
Ange and Gabby get the keys to the old Go Slow Cafe on Victoria Road, and with a host of helpful helpers get to work on transforming it into their dream cafe.
Milk offically opens on the 6th Of June 2015, as the first project of the TinCat social enterprise!
Director // Barista
Director // Barista
Director // Immigration lawyer by day
We're pretty easy to find. If you take the train head to Queens Park station and head out to the left when you exit the station along Victoria Road. We're just a quick two minute walk in that direction! Here's a map to help.
If you want to get involved with us, or just find out a bit more about what we're doing, send us an email at the address below...