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Developing Freedom Housing throughout Australia

  

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

The Freedom Housing model involves the conjoining of four privately-owned Freedom Key® houses (or apartments) through the internal space provided by the Freedom Key®. The Freedom Key allows the home carer to access the houses as required 24/7. Click on graphic:

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Young persons with a disability - and those requiring aged care - need not be relinquished to a nursing home, or to a hospice, or to any other custodial institution away from their loved ones. They are free to continue living a lifestyle of their choice, with people of their choosing, in their preferred location: just like other individuals or families. Click on graphic:

A person with disabilities is able to live in Freedom Key dwellings through every phase of her life: as a child; as a young independent adult; as a parent; in old age, and for the end of life stage (palliative). She may be assisted to work from home; in her chosen career outside the home; and also to operate a business from home. 

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 elderly parents of a child with disabilities may also live in the Freedom Key house or apartment, and they too may access 24/7 high-care. 

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 model feasible, and affordable for many Australian households. It may be possible for you to be an owner-occupier or a tenant in a Freedom Key dwelling.

If you have an NDIS care package - or another care package - it may be possible for you to be an owner-occupier or a tenant in a Freedom Key dwelling.

THIS IS A DISABILITY-FRIENDLY WEBSITE

     

BUY, RENT, OR SHARE, A

FREEDOM KEY HOUSE

OR APARTMENT

FREEDOM KEY REGISTRY 
 
Your name is placed on a confidential priority waitlist database. You then become eligible for taking up options on Freedom Housing opportunities. There is no obligation.
 
Request that the Freedom Key Registry Application Form be forwarded to your email address, by clicking here. Or call 0438 356 145 from 9AM to 9PM Monday to Saturday.
 
Download the Freedom Key Registry Application Form as a Word file, by clicking here.
 
Begin your Freedom Housing journey today!

ETHICAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT

A Freedom Key property provides a better investment return, and it also does a lot of good.

We have prospective long-term tenants on our Freedom Key Registry waitlist database. 

Contact us about how to become a Freedom Housing developer, or property investor.


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 the winner of the Australian Human Rights Commission Award for Business (2013) 
 
* 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:
 
 
* 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
 
Contact us for a chat about how you can get into a Freedom Key property:
 
0438 356 145 (9AM to 9PM Mon-Sat)

The Freedom Housing concept is a patented invention. It is developed under License. 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.
 



29 May 2017
 
OUR FOUNDER CHRISTOS ILIOPOULOS HAS BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT FREEDOM HOUSING AT THE NDIS 2.0 FORUM IN MELBOURNE, IN AUGUST.
 
Click on the first graphic to go to the conference website.
 
Click on the second graphic for details of Christos's presentation, and the housing roundtable that he will lead.  
 
If you would like to meet with Christos at the conference, to discuss Freedom Housing, do let us know. Day and evening meeting times may be available. 
 
 
 


2 May 2017
 
BOYD FRASER AND HIS MOTHER: NOT THE ONLY ONES IN THIS PREDICAMENT
 
The article says it all.
 
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29 April 2017
 
AGED CARE SYSTEM IS  FRAUT
 
No matter how many oversight methods one employs, the aged-care nursing home style system will always let down the most vulnerable: the frail elderly. 
 
The failure is systemic. This custodial profit-driven institutional model is predestined to fail those it purports to serve.
 
Its focus is on minimising costs and maximising profits. The model is ethically suspect. It treats human beings as a means: as a government subsidised means to monetary gain, rather than as an end in themselves
 
Aged care is, in essence, the same as disability care. If Freedom Housing is good for disability care, it is also good for aged care.
 
It's time to re-think aged care: Freedom Housing.
 
Click on the article once, and then once again to enlarge for reading.
 
 
 
 
 

29 March 2017
 
OUR SUBMISSION TO THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION IN RESPOSE TO THE NDIS COSTS ISSUES PAPER
 
We have made our recommendations to the Productivity Commission in response to its Issues Paper on NDIS costs.
 
Freedom Housing is able to deliver the social and economic benefits which the NDIS promised to deliver, in comprehensive compliance with the Objects and Principles of the NDIS ACT 2013.
 
Freedom Housing will also reduce the overall costs of the Scheme, thus making NDIS sustainable and therefore viable. 
 
You may access and read the submission (PDF file) by clicking on the photo of the document in the adjoining column, or go to the Productivity Commission website here.

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. 
 
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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)

 

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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. It is conventional housing with 24/7 high care.
 
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. 



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 ...