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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.


As part of a local interfaith initiative, we are supplying hot meals every Friday to local disadvantaged families. Last Friday was a chicken casserole with veg and apparently it was delicious!


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 – *New* Job Club – an ideas exchange about getting a job and the job market

Tuesday 2pm – 3pm – Back to Work workshops


Following government advice, we have taken the decision to suspend the following group activities until further notice. 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.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time and please stay well.

Simon Hart, Chief Executive

(updated 28/4/21)


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 our learning disability project, supporting clients with a range of work and social activities. The Living Well project, including all activities at the community hub have been suspended until further notice.


Spud-Buddies is giving clients of Re-Instate the opportunity to learn about catering and customer service in a real social enterprise. For the duration of the lockdown, the Spud Buddies project will be put on hold. Please watch this space for further details.

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 has been temporarily suspended during the pandemic.

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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