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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.

Diversity and equality are at the heart of what we do, ensuring that everyone involved with Re-Instate focuses on the removal of barriers to the service regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality, religion or socioeconomic status.


Every Monday from 2pm, Re-Instate will be hosting a support group for anyone who has struggled during the pandemic. The group, run in conjunction with Rev’d Neil Bunker, the mental health liaison priest for Bexley and supported by The London Community Foundation, will be there for a chat, a cup of tea and a biscuit for anyone sick of feeling isolated. Call 01322 438 155 for further details.


Re-Instate’s Employment Team are presenting a series of employability workshops as part of Mind in Bexley’s Recovery College program. These workshops will cover a range of interesting topics that will help people reach their work goals. To find out more, contact your Employment Co-ordinator within the Re-Instate team, check out Mind in Bexley’s Recovery College or e-mail

Tuesday 11:30am – 1pm – Job Club – an ideas exchange about getting a job and the job market

Tuesday 2pm – 3pm – Back to Work workshops


In line with the latest government advice, from 17th May we will be re-starting selected groups at the community hub. This will include:

  • volunteering and work experience
  • the W-rap project

We will be continuing with our support groups to help you get through the pandemic.

  • Tea@two, Monday’s from 2pm for tea, biscuits and a chat open to all
  • Our support group for members of the Living Well project, Monday and Thursday 10am-12pm

Our IT4Work program has re-started on a one-to-one basis. Contact us for further details.

We are delighted to welcome back many of our friends from the different Re-Instate projects. We will, of course, remain vigilant around Covid-19 to ensure everyone is kept safe and well.

Simon Hart, Chief Executive

(updated 18/5/21)


Following the surge in demand for W-rap (Well-being Recovery Activity Parcels) during the pandemic, we are delighted to have been awarded a significant Covid Response Grant from the National Lottery’s Community Fund. Covering the period July – December, the grant allows us to develop and send out thousands more parcels to local people struggling in isolation. The latest orders have gone out to the hard working staff on the front-line at the Erith and St Mary’s Urgent Care Centres as well as Mencap. We are currently working with the Repton Community Centre in Ashford to provide 1,600 assorted packs to local residents in need of a lift. I will be interested in hearing from any group who feel that W-rap could help. E-mail Margaret at

Important Announcement: We have received information from Amazon about the recall of a faulty product supplied as part of a mixed pack of sensory items. For details see the W-rap page.


Living well is a project run by Re-Instate that supports adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults to be able to play a full role in their local community. Our program ‘Five ways to Living Well’, which is based on the New Economics Foundation’s Five Ways to Well-being – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give, will support people to achieve their life goals and can be met by the comprehensive range of activities, groups and classes.

This project is supported for the next five years by a grant from City Bridge Trust, the funding arm of the City of London Corporation’s charity Bridge House Estates (1035628).

For further information of how to get involved in Living Well contact Simon or Zoe on 01322 438 155.

Showcasing the W-rap project

Some of the key beneficiaries of W-rap have been inpatients during long-term hospital stays. To see the effect that W-rap can have check out the above video. For further information, click HERE.

Basils’ @Re-Instate

Basils’ Cafe, our five-star kitchen offering clients a range of delicious and nutritious meals and catering experience is open for business after lockdown.

Early Intervention Project

Since September 2018, Re-Instate have run an Early Intervention project to compliment the successful Employment Service. The aim is simple, to offer people employment support at the appropriate time before a problem becomes a crisis! After two years of funding from the Better Care Fund, we were delighted to receive a grant from NLCF COVID-19 Response Fund co-ordinated by City Bridge Trust to continue the project until the end of March 2021.

If you, or anyone you know are feeling depressed, overwhelmed or anxious about a work situation, please contact us for help and support. For more information, click HERE.

Community Hub for Training

If you’re looking for meeting space around Erith, Re-Instate’s community hub might be for you. Available seven days a week and suitable for groups. Contact Zoe on 01322 438 155 for availability and prices.

Our Services

Employment Service

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.

Community Hub

Re-Instates New Community Hub

Re-Instates Community Hub is located in Erith, Kent. We offer a comprehensive range of services, we continue to operate our Social Enterprise and also offer cost effective training space and room hire for community groups and organisations. ‘Basils Cafe is staffed by people gaining valuable work  experience and accredited training in safer food handling, customer service and much more.

From April 2019, Re-Instates Community Hub, will be providing a full programme of employability and IT workshops for clients.

Find Us

St. Johns Church Community Hall
194 West St, Erith DA8 1AN

Belvedere Community Centre
Mitchell Cl, Belvedere DA17 6AA

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