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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.


Living Well is our learning disability project, supporting clients with a range of work and social activities. In January 2020, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity agreed to be a supporting partner through a grant covering the next twelve months. This is the second time The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has supported Re-Instate’s projects and we are very grateful for their on-going help.


Spud-Buddies is Re-Instate’s latest project to take healthy food to the local community. Spud-Buddies is giving clients of Re-Instate the opportunity to learn about catering and customer service in a real Social Enterprise.

If you’d like to see Spud-Buddies at your event, call Maria on 01322 438 155

Anyone for Coffee?

Barista Buddies is a new project that will support clients to learn some of the skills required in becoming a Barista. Hosted by Basils’ Cafe, Barista Buddies is funded by South London and the Maudsley.

Showcasing the W-rap project

As part of NHS England’s Celebrating Public Participation in Healthcare grant scheme, Re-Instate were invited to showcase the success of our W-rap project and partnership with South London and the Maudsley Hospital. As one of only eight organisations in England to receive funding, our film is made entirely by people who use our services and celebrates the power of co-production. Even the music is composed by us! Huge thank you to everyone who took part in the making of the film. For further information, click HERE.

Basils’ @Re-Instate

Basils’ Cafe is now serving delicious and nutritious meals, freshly prepared in our 5 star kitchen & made using only the finest natural ingredients. Our kitchen team is made up of clients from our services who have gained Level 1 & 2 Food Hygiene qualifications through our Social Enterprise and are now working in Basils’ Cafe gaining practical work experience. Basil’s opened in May 2016 and we have now expanded our services. For further information, please contact Maria:


We are delighted to have been awarded a new small grant from The Pixel Fund to develop volunteering around the W-Rap project. The W-Rap pack will help us with all aspects of W-Rap, from sourcing gifts to distribution and marketing.

This adds to existing grants from the National Lotteries Awards for All to develop W-Rap within Oxleas FT, and from the Maudsley Charity, who commissioned us to supply W-Rap to all of their inpatients.

If you would like to see what they say about W-rap on their website please click HERE.

Early Intervention Project

From September 2018, Re-Instate are running 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.

Community Hub for Training

Did you know you can now hire our Community Hub for training, events and celebrations. Hire starts from as little as £20 per hour during the day. Weekend and evening hire is available.

For further information please contact Zoe on Tel: 01322 438155

Our Services

Employment Service

Re-Instates 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

18 hours ago
A big thanks to The Pixel Fund for awarding us a grant to continue the development of W-rap, our Well-being Recovery Activity Parcels project. In particular it will help us to develop a team of volunteers from around the borough. @GreaterErith #mentalhealth
3 days ago
All about fire safety at Re-Instate! A big thank you to @bexleyfire for visiting Re-Instate and telling us all about fire safety, both at home and at work. Thanks also allowing Re-Instate's clients to be honorary fire fighters for the day.
4 days ago
Re-Instate and @BexleyDirectory will be co-hosting a Family Health and Well-being day at Re-Instate's community hub in West Street, Erith on Monday 6th April between 2 and 4pm. Lots of great activities to help relaxation and well-being for all the family. #community
1 week ago
Thanks to everyone at the Tilt project yesterday for their friendly welcome as we talked about engaging in the #mentalhealth Employment Service. #erith #supportedemployment #learning

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