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 Flowers
    Keely Flowers
    Project Manager. Keely joined the team in August 2016 after over 10 years as a debt and benefits caseworker with Citizens Advice, specialising in County Court representation for rent and mortgage arrears.  Her role includes building partnerships with local organisations, promoting the service and supervising our advice provision.
  • Ian Chilton
    Ian Chilton
    Administrator and Job Club Project Worker. Responsible for overseeing our job club and computer skills training, Ian joined us in December 2016.  As well as keeping the office running smoothly, Ian helps to administer our food bank provision.
  • Kath Panayi
    Kath Panayi
    Kath is the newest addition to our team, joining us in September 2017.  She joins us from a local Citizens Advice Bureau so brings with her extensive knowledge of debt, benefits and housing.  Kath has worked on a number of projects, including Age UK and social care as well as spending time as a specialist ...
  • Vicki Jones and Carol Rowley
    Vicki Jones and Carol Rowley
    Our fantastic food bank volunteers, Vicki and Carol, keep everything running smoothly on Fridays.  Their role involves dealing with food bank donations, stock rotation and distribution of food bank items to clients in need.