One Small Step: #SH30/2

Stonewall Housing has been selected as a finalist in the Ageing Well Challenge Prize run by Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, and funded by the Cabinet Office.

One Small Step, by Stonewall Housing.


One Small Step is a project that aims to make it easier for volunteers in London to help isolated older LGBT people with small day-to-day tasks, like going shopping for groceries or walking the dog. We plan to use social networking to help facilitate volunteering, and to connect people in their local area. 


"With One Small Step we have the opportunity to reduce isolation in older LGBT communities, to encourage a wide diversity of volunteers, and to positively affect the live of individual LGBT people," Bob Green, Chief Executive of Stonewall Housing said.


The video (above) was originally submitted to Nesta as part of our successful proposal for funding for One Small Step.

If you want to use the service, or want to volunteer, please register here:


For further information about One Small Step, please contact Tina Wathern at Stonewall Housing.


About the Ageing Well Giving Challenge
  • The Giving Challenges have been set up to encourage community innovation in the giving of time, skills and resources for social good. They are funded by the Cabinet Office and will see one idea from each of the challenges awarded £50,000;
  • For each challenge, 25 entries were shortlisted, and given the support and opportunity to develop a detailed plan for their idea;
  • Five finalists, with the potential for sustainability and scale, have now been selected to test their ideas. They will receive up to £10,000 and professional advice to set up and test their projects before a winner for each challenge is selected in November 2013 and awarded £50,000;
  • Ageing Well Challenge Prize tasks organisations and groups to develop ideas to reduce the isolation and/or increase the mobility of vulnerable older people by creating new opportunities for people to give time, skills and resources. 

This is number 2 in a series of 30: Stonewall Housing at 30.

Posted 8 May 2013 by: Tina Wathern