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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, autistic adults 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.


We are delighted to have been awarded a capital grant of £3,000 from The Rank Foundations Pebble Grants.

This will be used to fit out a training room in our new office in the centre of Erith.

A huge THANK YOU to The Rank Foundation as this will make a massive difference to so many people engaging with Re-Instates employment services.


We are delighted to announce that Re-Instate has been chosen to become part of the Bexley Collective, a fully funded arts and culture project aimed at the north of the borough. Over the next twelve months we will develop outreach into the local community to build a sustainable focus on the arts. If you’d like to get involved or find out more e-mail



In conjunction with Scope, we have developed ‘Get Interview Ready’ to help you build your confidence before attending a job interview. This program will help develop relaxation techniques, as well as giving you access to smart interview clothes and a business like make over. If you have a disability then you are eligible for ‘Get Interview Ready’. Contact Alex at to sign up.


Spectrum is Re-Instate’s discussion group for young autistic adults between 18 – 25. Every Thursday between 2pm and 3:30pm the group picks a topic and discusses it in detail in a supportive and constructive atmosphere. If you’d like to get involved call Simon on 01322 438 155 or


A big thank you to EMR for agreeing to sponsor two of our groups as part of their Young Futures Reimagined program. EMR are one of the worlds largest recyclers of metal products, and have a large plant on our doorstep in Erith.

The donation will support a new employment group for young people and our excellent W-rap project for the next 12 months.

If you would like to know more about Re-Instate range of services, call us on 01322 438 155.


A big thank you to the National Lottery Awards For All program for funding the W-rap project in 2022. This will enable us to continue developing W-rap to support local people feeling isolated and struggling with their mental well-being. If you are a charity and would like to find out more about how you could use packs to support your service users, e-mail Margaret at


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 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! This has been supported by The National Lottery Community Fund since July 2021, the project has evolved to support employers wanting to implement best practice to look after their employee’s well-being. In addition, we continue to work on a one to one basis with clients in need of employment advice and help.

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.

Our Services

Employment Service

Our Employment Service is based at Re-Instate’s Employment 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

Riverside Shopping Centre
Re-Instate Employment Centre, Unit 43/44 Riverside Shopping Centre, Erith DA8 1RJ

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6 days ago
Are you struggling with your mental health? Would you like some assistance getting into employment?

If you think you would benefit from support accessing education, training, volunteering or paid work opportunities, then please contact us via earlyintervention
2 weeks ago
Our fantastic walkers today, we walked on the Thames Path past the Industrial factories in Erith and also discovered a discarded bicycle on our travels!!

#WalkingGroup #LivingWell #HealthWalk #Erith #ThamesPath

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There are lots of ways to support Re-Instate. Click here to find out more.