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Advance to Zero

What is Advance to Zero?

Advance to Zero is a campaign being run by a national collection of communities and member organisations to end homelessness, starting by ending rough sleeping. They have set an ambitious but achievable goal of ending rough sleeping in three years within every community who actively participates.

In order to achieve this goal, organisations will:

  • Engage, work with and train local communities to know by name the people who are rough sleeping in their communities, and what their needs are
  • Work with communities to produce quality data to track progress in successfully housing people
  • Line up supply of housing and match people to services they require, if needed
  • Move people into housing and support them to stay housed
  • Ensure homelessness is rare, brief and a non-recurring experience for individuals and families.

View the March 2020 Advance to Zero Campaign Briefing.

View Advance to Zero (A to Z) Database factsheet, April 2020.

View the Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritisation Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) factsheet and Q&A, April 2020.

View Advance to Zero: By-Name List Scorecard