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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.


Further to recent 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 14/5/20)


Following delivery of 100 boxes to Oxleas Bracton Centre at the end of March, we have been delighted to send orders two different Oxleas departments, namely the Home Treatment Team in Greenwich and Queen Mary’s. We have also sent 150 packs to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as well as some a couple of local care homes. Additionally, we are starting to distribute packs to local people during isolation.


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.

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

4 days ago
Another 66 packs delivered today as part of our W-rap project - Well-being Recovery Activity Parcels, to Heathfield Care Home in Northumberland Heath. This follows 30 more packs to @EvergreenCareBY this morning and a trial box to Christchurch, Erith. @bexleytogether @LBofBexley
1 week ago
This is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, a special week when we can all focus on our own and our friends and family's mental health. This year, the subject is #KindnessMatters, celebrating those little acts of kindness that can make such a big difference. @bexleytogether

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