Employment and Disability Service

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The Employment and Disability Service (EADS) is the specialist supported employment team within Northamptonshire County Council. We exist to provide bespoke support to individuals facing barriers to employment to work towards and achieve their employment goals. Raising aspirations, empowering individuals and providing local support to local people, EADS has over 38 years’ experience building futures and changing lives.

Employment support

EADS offers businesses across Northamptonshire the chance to access free professional support for their teams.

In these challenging times some people may find work difficult especially if they already deal with barriers such as poor mental or physical health, disability or any other health issues. EADS can support you and your team to overcome these barriers before they cause issues around absence and/or poor productivity.

We would like to help you, and your company, achieve accessible and inclusive recruitment and perhaps even work towards a disability confident status. Job seekers that EADS support benefit from placements which build confidence whilst our specialist team support that workforce and the participant with job and disability coaching.

Supported Internships 

Your company can talk to us also about Supported Internships (S.I's) and how we can support you to access talent and communicate better with local schools and colleges.

We have a local Supported Internship Forum full of local education providers and partners who are passionate about local businesses succeeding.

Internships are an amazing way to find local talent who want to work for your business whilst promoting individuals to develop themselves further in the role whilst remaining with the company who supported them. As a result decreasing your overall staff turnover.

EADS understand every business has different requirements and we would like to work with you to find out what yours are.

Request information about supported employment

For more information on how to access this service contact 01604 361033 or 0800 7835 637.

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Learning independence volunteering employment

Learning independence volunteering employment (LIVE) is a specialist team operating within Northamptonshire County Council. We exist to provide bespoke support to individuals (with learning disabilities and related barriers to employment) in four key areas – Learning, Independence, Volunteering and Employment.

Our aim is to provide meaningful opportunities, raise aspirations and provide support with an empowering ethos to enable individuals to fulfil their potential and exceed expectations.

For more information on how to access this service contact:

  • Corby - 01536 261066
  • Kettering - 01604 362820
  • Northampton - 01604 636966
  • Towcester, Daventry and South Northants - 01327 352561
  • Wellingborough - 01604 362197