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Welcome to Re-Instate

Re-Instate is a charity working to improve employment opportunities, quality of life and well-being for disadvantaged people in the London Borough of Bexley including people experiencing mental ill-health, people with learning disabilities and young people.

A key part of the vision for Re-Instate is the provision of employment services that build sustainable recovery for people experiencing mental ill-health.



BasilskitchenBasils @Re-Instate. Our community kitchen. Now serving delicious and nutritious meals, freshly prepared in our 5 star kitchen & made using only the finest natural ingredients. Our kitchen team is made up of clients from our services who have gained Level 1 & 2 food hygiene qualifications through our social enterprise and are now working in Basils kitchen gaining practical work experience. Basil’s opened in May 2016 and we have now expanded our services. For further information, please contact Maria :



News August 2017...

Members of the W-rap Team

This week our fabulous W-rap team delivered Well-being , Recovery, Activity Parcels to South London and The Maudsley Hospital as part of a year long project funded through their ‘Smile’ Campaign. People going home from hospital, long and short stay patients will benefit from the packs. We are delighted to be featured in the hospitals newsletter.

News 19 May 2017...

Re-Instates Employment Service has now relocated to Belvedere Community Centre. Phones should be up and running over the next week. In the meantime you can contact the employment team on their mobiles and messages for Simon, Alex and Kevin can be left at the Community Hub Tel: 01322 438155. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at our new office in the heart of the local community!


Did you know you can now hire our Community Hub for training, events and celebrations. Hire starts from as little as £20 per hour during the day. Weekend and evening hire is available. For further information please contact Zoe on Tel: 01322 438155


Teresa Pearce MP officially opens our new Community Hub

Community Hub Grand Opening:  On Friday 28th April Re-Instate celebrated the one year anniversary of our new Community Hub in West Street, Erith. The Hub was officially opened by Teresa Pearce MP and offered people an opportunity to find out more about our new services, connect with the community, business leaders and stakeholders. A huge thank you to everyone who attended. Thanks also goes to Greggs, Hovis Bakery, Crumbs Bakery, Jason the Greengrocer, Northumberland Heath Post Office and Little Madeleines who made some fantastic donations to help support the event.


A Well-being, recovery, activity, parcel.

Re-Instates W-rap Project joins Facebook. Funded by South London and the Maudsley Hospitals Smile Campaign, our social enterprise project ‘W-rap’ (Well-being, recovery, activity parcels) is now on Facebook. If you are a Facebooker please give us a like and share our page 


Michaela Woolhouse and her winning fish.

Michaela Woolhouse and her winning fish.

On 8th September thirteen people from Re-Instate went on a trip with a difference. The Masonic Fishing Society of Kent very kindly donated a day’s 1to1 fly fishing coaching to us. The day included a fishing competition, BBQ, medal ceremony and the chance for everyone to learn a new skill and spend a day relaxing in the countryside. A great well-being activity. And yes, the photo below WAS actually taken in the Re-Instate office!


Niz receiving his award from her Worshipful the Mayor of Bexley Cllr Eileen Pallen.

Four of our volunteers, Nizam Badshah, Michaela Woolhouse, Adam Bassant and Martin Weller were recently honoured in Bexley’s first ever Volunteering Awards. Run by BVSC and the London Borough of Bexley, local volunteers were celebrated as part of the National Year of the Volunteer.We are delighted that Niz won ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’.

Re-Instates Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change (ToC) is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used to promote social change. Theory of Change defines our long-term goals and then maps backwards.

Take a look……

Our Services


Re-Instate’s Employment Service is based at Belvedere Community Centre and supports people experiencing mental ill health to access and retain paid work, education, training, work placements and volunteering opportunities. Working in partnership with Mind in Bexley and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust we are commissioned by The London Borough of Bexley and Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver an innovative range of supported employment services. We have a large network of local and national employers who support Re-Instate.



Re-Instates New Community Hub

Re-Instates New Community Hub

Re-Instate has recently moved into a brand new building (our first move since 1966!). Our new Community Hub is based in Erith, Kent. We continue to operate our Social Enterprise and also offer cost effective training space and room hire for community groups and organisations. ‘Basils’ our new refreshment centre is opening soon and is staffed by people gaining valuable work  experience and accredited training in safer food handling, customer service and much more. By working closely with every individual, existing skills are identified and encouraged using person centred models of supported employment. New skills are developed through accredited training in partnership with The Learning Centre Bexley and other providers.

Find Us

St. Johns Church Community Hall

194 West St, Erith DA8 1AN

Belvedere Community Centre

Mitchell Cl, Belvedere DA17 6AA

Latest Tweets

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 2:02am
The Basils team worked together to create a fab pizza lunch today. If you or your group are local to Bexley and would like to grab a 'pizza' the Basil's action and learn how to make this delicious recipe, please email us #meetandeat #HealthyLiving
Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 6:52pm
Re-Instates film celebrating public participation in healthcare is almost ready! The film has been created entirely by people who use our services (even the music!) Watch this space for the premiere........ #redcarpet #coproduction #creativity
Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 1:59am
Re-Instate mentioned in the Bexley Times this week, along with Bexley Mencap and Friends of the Shuttle