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Based in Maffra Victoria Australia
 
Accepting business from all states and territories of Australia, and expanding into New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, and the European Union

  

Freedom Housing makes it possible for persons with disabilities who require low care (early intervention) and up to 24/7 high care, to live in conventional housing (house/apartment) with their children, extended family, friends, housemates, or independently.

Persons with a disability (and those requiring aged care) need never go to a nursing home, hospice, or be relinquished to an institution.

They are able to live in a Freedom Key dwelling through every phase of their lives: as a child; as a young independent adult; as a parent; in old age, and for the end of life stage (palliative).

Freedom Key dwellings are also ideal for aged care. A mix of care needs may be accommodated under the same roof in a privately owned - or leased - apartment or house.

The Freedom Housing model involves the conjoining of four Freedom Key dwellings by the internal space of the Freedom Key (double click on concept plan: right column).

Each property is uniquely designed according to the owner family's preference for fabric, appearance, lifestyle, and inclusions. The homes are private residences: their privacy is strictly respected.

The NDIS has rendered the Freedom Housing feasible, and affordable for the Australian household. If you have an NDIS care package it may be possible for you to be an owner-occupier or tenant in a Freedom Key dwelling.

Freedom Housing promotes human rights; is more efficient; is socially cohesive; is more economical; is more economically productive, and respects the dignity of all.

Freedom Housing: 

 
* Fully complies with the Objects and Principles of the NDIS Act 2013: Australian Federal Parliament
 
 
* Is endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
 
* Is suitable for houses, high-rise apartments: in cities; small towns; remote communities, and for indigenous communities.

* Is currently the most human rights compliant care and housing model. See report:

 Freedom Housing Versus Traditional Models of Care and Accommodation For Persons With Disabilities

 
 

     

BUY OR RENT A

FREEDOM KEY DWELLING

 
Those listed on the Freedom Key Registry have an opportunity to buy or rent (or home-share) a Freedom Key Dwelling (house, villa-unit, or apartment). 
 
Download the Freedom Key Dwelling brochure:  
 
 
Priority is given to those who have registered first. Register today. Download the Freedom Key Registry application form:

To discuss, call 0438 356 145

(9 AM to 9 PM Mon - Sat)
 

ETHICAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT

A Freedom Key property provides a better investment return, and it does a lot of good. Contact us about how you can become a Freedom Housing property investor. We have prospective long-term tenants on our Freedom Key Registry waitlist. 


* Is the most livable model of care and housing: private; non-institutional, and non-custodial.

* Displaces demand for:

- respite homes
- group accommodation homes
- nursing homes 
- supported accommodation
- independent living units
- retirement villages
- rehabilitation facilities
- hospice care
- hospital care
 
* Makes it possible for families to pool childcare resources and services if they should want that.
 
* May also be adapted for drug rehabilitation, homelessness reintegration, and as a women's shelter.
 
Call 0438 356 145 for further information, or email info@freedomhousing.com.au
 
   
 
The Freedom Housing model/system is patented. 'Freedom Housing' and 'Freedom Key' are registered trademarks. All rights are reserved by Freedom Key Pty Ltd

 
 
 
PRESENTATION OF FREEDOM HOUSING
 
A detailed and informative presentation with a Q&A session can be arranged at your organisation's premises. 
 
The presentation is normally a minimum 60 minutes, then follows 30 - 60 minutes of Q&A. Fees apply.
 
Freedom Housing is a patented design. We may license your organisation to develop Freedom Housing. We are happy to discuss.
 


17 February 2017
 
SENATOR LINDA REYNOLDS NAILS IT! 

In this article, which appeared in the Australian newspaper on 17 February 2017, Western Australian Senator Linda Reynolds of the Australian Federal Parliament has clearly presented the injustices and frustrations that motivated the Freedom Housing design.

We would add that it is also a national shame that old people are trapped in aged care (nursing homes). Aged care in Freedom Housing is a preferable option. 

We have written to Senator Reynolds to inform her of Freedom Housing.

Click on the article once, and then once again, to enlarge for reading. 


16 February 2017
 
BUILDING PLANS FOR THE SALE PROJECT (VIC) ARE NOW FINALISED
 
We are looking forward to the building permit, and the tender process.  
 
We are now discussing projects for Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. 
 
Click on the drawings once, and then once again, to enlarge for viewing. 



 

We wish our friends and supporters a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year!



5 December 2016
 
BUILDING PLANS BEING FINALISED FOR GIPPSLAND DEVELOPMENT (SALE)
 
Building design meetings for the Freedom Housing development in Sale were held at the George Gray Centre cafe in Maffra. This gave the families the opportunity to express their own particular preferences for the design of their homes.
 
Each house retains the essential Freedom Housing and Freedom Key features and also incorporates the unique requirements and design tastes of the families. These are conventional houses, optimised to have the capacity for 24/7 high care for those with disabilities, and also for the life-style preferences of the other members of the family (or friends) who will live with them. 
 
The next step is the building permit application. It is expected that building works will be completed by the end of 2017, or by early 2018. 

Top:
Anne Wright making clear her layout preferences to Melbourne architect Nicholas Daviotis of Nicholas & Alexander (Project Architects)
 
Bottom:
Nicholas Daviotis, Jeanette Kleefsman, Tony Kleefsman, John Wright, Bob Wright, Anne Wright, and Ian Hunt (CEO George Gray Centre)

 

click on photographs to enlarge


4 November 2016
 
INNOVATION GRANT OF OVER A MILLION DOLLARS FOR DISABILITY HOUSING FROM DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
 
The Freedom Housing project in Sale has attracted an innovative housing grant (disability) of over a million dollars from the Department of Social Services. The grant will cover the cost of two houses, and 50% of the Freedom Key section.
 
Gippsland MP Darren Chester (Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) has been a strong supporter of this project. His office has made several representations, for which we are very grateful. 
 
Ian Hunt, the CEO of George Gray Centre, has worked tirelessly on the application for this grant. He has also been instrumental in this project from the first community meeting back in 2014, which he himself had organised.
 
Ian's determination and focus has paid dividends for the Wellington Shire community. Without someone like Ian bringing all the essential ingredients together, this project could not have proceeded.
 
The newspaper article is pleasing to see, however the reporter has mistakenly referred to Freedom Housing as 'supported accommodation'. It isn't.
 
Freedom Housing is conventional housing in which persons with disabilities (frail old age can also be defined as a disability) are able to live with family, or friends, and also access 24/7 high care. 
 
Sale will be the first place in the world to have Freedom Housing.
 
The article appeared in the Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator on Friday November 4 2016
 

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24 July 2016
 
THE FREEDOM KEY REGISTRY IS NOW OPEN

It is our aim to roll out Freedom Key Dwellings in all the states and territories of Australia.

You can now register your interest to buy, rent, or home-share a Freedom Key Dwelling in a location of your choice.

Go to the top of the page to register.


1 July 2016

NDIS MELBOURNE HOUSING SHOWCASE TRANSCRIPTS:

The transcript of the presentation by Christos Iliopoulos, at the recent NDIS Melbourne Housing Showcase, may be downloaded: XML word


2 June 2016

GOOD REASON TO SWITCH TO FREEDOM HOUSING

The Victorian Parliament Family and Community Development Committee has released its final report into its ‘Inquiry into abuse in disability services’.

This inquiry followed on from the Victorian Ombudsman’s 2015 investigation into abuse in the disability sector. read more ...

 


2 June 2016

NDIS HOUSING SHOWCASE

We had a great deal of interest in Freedom Housing at the Housing Showcase.

We are now considering private prospective developments in Warrnambool, Ballarat, and Echuca, to add to Sale! 

 

 

 

    


20 May 2016

SUPPORT FOR 'FREEDOM HOUSING' STYLE HOUSING FROM THE NDIA

SDA: Special Disability Accommodation

NDIA statement:

"Ensuring that people with disability have real choice and control over where they live and who they live with is an integral component in supporting NDIS participants to live ordinary lives.

For that choice and control to exist, the supply of innovative, affordable and accessible housing needs to increase.

The prices and processes contained in this paper have been designed to encourage the growth of that supply, whilst ensuring as smooth as possible transition for people in existing supported accommodation."


13 May 2016

Our CEO Christos Iliopoulos has been invited to speak about Freedom Housing at: 

 
 
Housing Showcase
10AM - 4PM 
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Etihad Stadium Melbourne VIC

This is a free event for people with disability, their families, and carers. Food and drinks will be provided. We invite you to visit our display. Program and map. 


10 March 2016

Eliana Caserio is studying for her Advanced Diploma in Philosophical Counselling at the Scuola Superiore di Counseling Filosofico in Turin Italy under the supervison of Prof. Dr. Lodovico Berra.

She is visiting Australia on an internship to study the unique philosophical counselling method of Christos Iliopoulos. Christos established Australia's first philosophical counselling clinic (in Williamstown VIC) in 2006.

Eliana will also undertake particular research into the life-style changes, and the psychological impact of Freedom Housing on those with a disability: and those close to them. 

Philosophical counselling relevant to individuals and families impacted by disability is Eliana's special focus. She is co-authoring a book on philosophical counselling with Christos.

            

'Peripatetic' philosophical therapy (above)

 


11 July 2015

The George Gray Centre is developing Freedom Housing in East Gippsland Victoria read more ...          

 


21 May 2015

Our submission to the Joint Senate Committee National Disability Insurance Scheme read more ...

 


12 April 2015

Our CEO appeared as a witness, at the Senate committee hearing into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia read more ...