About us

Ablewell Advice was established in 2012 an initiative of the Central Hall Methodist Church in Walsall, West Midlands.  Central Hall is a registered charity.

Our philosophy is:

“People-centred, putting the client and their needs first”

Although we are linked to the Methodist Church our services are available to any Walsall resident, regardless of their faith background.

We are members of Advice UK, the UK’s largest support network for free, independent advice centres.  Our experienced debt advisers are also members of the Institute of Money Advisors.

  • Keely Gabriel
    Keely Gabriel
    Project Manager Keely joined the team in August 2016 after over 10 years as a debt and benefits caseworker with Citizens Advice.  Her role includes building partnerships with local organisations, promoting the service and supervising our advice provision.  Keely is also a qualified teacher and leads the delivery of our school workshops.
  • Ian Chilton
    Ian Chilton
    Previously our Job Club Coordinator, Ian moved into his current role of Adviser from April 2021.  Ian specialises in welfare benefit cases and is currently training to deliver debt advice.
  • Sarah Burrows
    Sarah Burrows
    Sarah joined us on a temporary basis from February 2022 to provide debt advice and to carry out benefit checks.  She comes to us with over 10 years experience as a debt specialist, most recently with Citizens Advice.
  • Cherish Taylor
    Cherish Taylor
    As our Foodbank and Office Co-ordinator, Cherish welcomes clients to our reception, oversees the smooth running of both the office and foodbank and supports our team of foodbank volunteers.  She joined us as a volunteer in June 2017 before becoming a member of our paid team in January 2019.