Re-Instate, a charity working to improve youth employment opportunities throughout the London Borough of Bexley, has joined forces with local metal recycler, EMR Erith.
Supporting young people experiencing mental health issues and those with learning disabilities including autistic adults, Re-Instate put diversity and equality at the heart of everything they do. They believe that everyone should have access to the services they need to thrive, regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality, religion or socioeconomic status.
EMR Erith has offered a donation towards the charity’s Mental Health Employment service. Established eight years ago, a key part of the service supports young people in finding sustainable work opportunities, building confidence, accessing training courses, preparing for work, as well as encouraging employers to make reasonable adjustments to keep people in employment.
Offered as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, an initiative which helps young people across the country build brighter futures, the donation will enable 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 years to access the service.
Sean Murray, Operations Manager at EMR Erith described why it was important for the team to support Re-Instate: “With the events of the past couple of years, more people than ever find themselves battling mental health issues. This, when paired with the added stresses of finding employment, is often difficult for individuals to manage.”
“Simon and the team at Re-Instate offer a lifeline to those who feel that they have nowhere else to turn, supporting them through a difficult period in their lives. We are proud to be able to support Re-Instate in the work that they do.”
Simon Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Re-Instate added: “We are delighted to be working with EMR and their Young Futures program. We share the desire to create sustainable work opportunities and through this donation, we hope to make a difference to many young people’s lives around the London borough of Bexley.”