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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.



Bexley Mencap presentation

In Sept Re-Instate welcomed service users from Bexley Mencap to our Community Hub for a presentation on eye care called ‘SeeAbillity’. The information provided was informative, fun and interactive. Everyone who participated went away with increased knowledge of how to look after their eyes. Well done to all that took part, and thank you to Mencap for providing the course. We are looking forward to the next course in 2017!


Employment Development Co-ordinator Alex Newson enjoying home-made, gluten free, vegetarian chutney and pakoras made by Manjit.

Employment Development Co-ordinator Alex Newson enjoying home-made, gluten free, vegetarian chutney and pakoras made by Manjit.

Re-Instates Employment Service supports people to develop self -employment opportunities and business ideas. On 19th September we hosted a chutney tasting session in our Community Hub. Manjit, is currently developing her own chutney making business and hosted a focus group to gain feed-back on her product and business idea. Ten taste testers loved the ‘freshness’ and ‘chilli kick’. To find out more or if you can offer Manjit  further support with her idea, please call Simon Hart Tel: 0208 320 12 12 


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’.

Our strategic Objectives

To enhance the lives of disadvantaged people.

To improve individual’s employability through an innovative and flexible range of person centred supported employment services by providing an employment hub at the heart of the local community.

To facilitate training and educational courses with our learning partners to support employability, independence, learning and development.

To develop projects promoting social inclusion, co-production, independent living and pathways into community activities and services.


  • Respect
  • Encourage
  • Innovate
  • Empower

Our Services


Re-Instate’s Employment Service is based at the Thames Innovation 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.

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Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 5:32am
Check out the excellent @mindinbexley Revival cafe in Bexleyheath. Excellent quality food & great staff #socent
Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 5:17am
Our client #employment club is held at our #community hub every Monday from 1.30. Co-produced by clients & #volunteers. #erith #csr
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 6:53pm
#JobRetention work is a key part of our Employment Service. We support a third of our clients & employers 2 improve work situations #csr
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 6:32pm
Our Employment Service is supporting 2 clients into FT jobs this week, plus 2 more starting a phased return 2 work. #csr #mentalhealth