Episode 44 - Gabby Cluness and Angela Ireland from MILK Cafe Glasgow - Social Enterprise Conversations
September 12, 2016•28 min
In our last episode we spoke to Jennifer Paice from SafeDeposits Scotland. In the show notes for that episode, I linked to a couple of articles which discussed the housing situation in Govanhill, and more specifically highlighted the action that Glasgow City Council were taking on ‘slum landlords’ in the area.
As it would happen, Gabby Cluness and Angela Ireland, the guests I have on this episode, run a café called MILK which is situated in Glasgow’s Govanhill area. The 2012 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation listed Govanhill as one of the most densely populated areas in Scotland, with a significantly high percentage of its population comprised of ethnic minorities (indeed, the difference when compared to the rest of Glasgow at that time was some 186%). Why is this relevant? Well, MILK is a café which provides a safe and supportive environment for ethnic minority women in Glasgow. Although one does not have to come from the Govanhill area specifically to be a volunteer at the caf