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Ernest Bold - Adult Short Break Service

Ernest Bold is a regulated service providing overnight short breaks for adults with a learning disability.

To use Ernest Bold people must live in the City of Wolverhampton and will be connected with the service via an allocated social worker.

People connected to the service must be: 

  • Aged 17 years and over
  • Assessed and eligible to require care and/or support (Care Act 2014)
  • Have a diagnosed Learning Disability and / or has a diagnosed Autism Spectrum
  • Living in Wolverhampton with a person who meets the definition of a carer

The service is an eight-bed single storey building able to meet the required needs of people with physical disabilities and offers a range of specialist aids and adaptations to assist and maximise independence.

Ernest Bold is located in Bilston Town Centre and within easy reach of local shops and public transport.

The aim of the service is to enable people with a learning disability to access a range of opportunities designed to enable, assist and promote independence

The quality of service provided starts from what matters most to the people using Ernest Bold. Our service is responsive to people’s needs and choices by actively engaging and involving people to ensure each person’s care and support is individual to them.

For further information please visit the downloads section of this page where you will find some service guides. Alternatively, please contact the service Manager.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Michelle Holdcroft
Contact Position
Registered Manager
01902 553369
City of Wolverhampton Council

Where to go

Ernest Bold - Adult Short Break Service
Wolverhampton Street
WV14 0LT

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Ernest Bold will provide a 24 hour short break service
Session Information
However closures over the Christmas and Holiday periods will be in place.

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Referral received through the community social work teams.

Record Last Updated on: 07/11/2023

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