Meet our new CASS Networkers

This November we're delighted to be welcoming two new networkers onto the CASS team.

A woman walking in front of street art

Emma Smallwood based at the Knowle West Health Park and Amber Whittet-Miller at Wellspring Settlement join Siobhan Buck at the Southmead Development Trust.

We asked them a couple of questions so you can get to know your new networkers:

What is your connection to Bristol?

Emma:  Well, I moved to Bristol 17 years ago, but I did also live in Bristol for a year when I was 20 (quite a few years ago!!!). I grew up in Calne Wiltshire so used to visit Bristol for concerts and more when I was a kid.

Amber: I was born in Bristol and came back after university because I love it so much as it is such a vibrant and friendly city.

What are you looking forward to as CASS networker?

Emma: Well I am really looking forward to working in a team. My other work as a freelance choir director is great but it is mostly me on my own. I am looking forward to getting to know places in South Bristol having moved here only three years ago I haven't really explored the area much. I'm also looking forward to getting to know the people here in South Bristol too, seeing what's going on and finding out how I can use my skills to help others.

Amber: I'm looking forward to getting to interact with and hear the voices of the community members.

One thing you do in your spare time to support your mental wellbeing?

Emma: I love walking my dog! We have a staffie cross called Milo who I was very reluctant to get but 8.5 years later I love him to bits and can't imagine life without him. My walks with him everyday are a brilliant way to clear my mind and enjoy nature and especially all the different seasons...and get some exercise!

Amber: I enjoy cooking and eating well and getting outside to appreciate Bristol's lovely green spaces.


You can get in contact with Emma at and Amber at