North Northamptonshire Council

Employment and Disability Service (EADS)


EADS is the specialist supported employment team within North Northamptonshire Council (NNC), working alongside the LIVE (Learning, Independence, Volunteering, Employment) Team within our NNC Supported Employment Service. 

We exist to support people with disabilities, health conditions and employment related barriers to overcome challenges, frustrations, stereotypes and myths to achieve their learning, employment and professional development goals. 

As well as delivering DWP contracts and supported employment across Northamptonshire, EADS chair the Northamptonshire Supported Internship Forum, working closely with local providers to develop and deliver positive employment outcomes for SEN learners aged 16 to 24.



Our LIVE service was developed to provide bespoke support to people with learning disabilities. We provide meaningful opportunities, raise aspirations and empower individuals to fulfil their potential, break down barriers and smash expectations. 

As part of our service we deliver LIVE Training Pathways, which includes IndiTrav (our own independent travel training pathway), Job Coaching, The Changing Room and The Corner Stone. Designed by LIVE and delivered as a community project The Changing Room supports people who are unemployed or on low income to access quality clothing and accessories for interview, promoting body confidence and reducing anxieties associated with interviews and job starts. The Corner Stone expands further to offer seasonal and functional clothing as well as home start-up packages and essentials. 

Embedded within our local communities, we are proud of our history and work hard to deliver innovative, tailored and quality supported employment led services to the people we support. 


Contacts us; 

EADS: 01604 361033 / 0800 7835 637

LIVE: 01604 362820

Contact Details
Employment & Disability Service
Patrick Road Resource Centre
Patrick Road
NN18 9NT