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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.


Re-Instate’s Employment Team will be presenting a series of employability workshops as part of Mind in Bexley’s Recovery College program from the beginning of June. 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 The next three workshops will be:

Fri 3rd July, 1pm – Employment Briefings – Raising a complaint in the workplace (grievance)(1 hour)

Tues 7th July, 11am – Work-life balance and the Impact of Remote Working (1 hour)

Tues 7th July, 2pm – How to write a powerful (1 hour)


Further to announcements made by the UK Government, and in conjunction with other local agencies, we continue to monitor the situation regarding the re-opening of our community hub. At this stage, a return to group activities is still not advised. We understand this will cause some problems for both clients and customers, but the priority must be trying to ensure that everyone remains well. Groups affected are:
– social enterprise workshop
– IT4Work
– W-rap group
– all training courses
– any organisation that has rented space in Basils’ refreshment area.

It’s unclear at this stage how long the closure will last. As we receive updates, we will post messages on social media and here on the website.

Our mental health Employment Service and Early Intervention project remain open for business. Please see the relevant pages for details.

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

Simon Hart, Chief Executive

(updated 2/7/20)


During the pandemic, the W-rap project has continued to work hard, supplying packs to lots of disadvantaged people across Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs.  In June we’ve done 50 boxes for Carers Support, more orders for local care homes, 50 boxes for Crossroads Care and SLaM’s Mother and Baby Unit with new orders to fulfill for Mind in Bexley and five more local care homes. 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.

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! For more information, click HERE.

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

Latest Tweets

1 week ago
Another W-rap order completed! This time bespoke packs sent to @MaudsleyNHS Mother and Baby Unit. @maudsleycharity @OxleasNHS #Mentalhealth #stressmanagement
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Help please! Sign up for @BexleyLottery and give yourself a chance of winning up to £25,000 or a range of other prizes. Nominate Re-Instate, and every £1 ticket you buy 50p will come to us. @GreaterErith #charity
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An excellent project that Re-Instate’s employment service is delighted to support
Bridge @BridgeMH
50% of ex-offenders who have been through the Tilt project now live in the community and no longer need support

Staged integration protects both the client and the community and reduces the risk of reoffending

#bridgesupport #everymindmatters

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