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We are based in Victoria Australia

0438 356 145  info@freedomhousing.com.au


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 a house - or apartment - with their children, extended family, friends, housemates, or independently. 

They are able to live in Freedom Key model property 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 Housing is 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 model involves the conjoining of four dwellings by internal space through the Freedom Key (double click on concept plan: right column).

Each property is uniquely designed according to the owner families' 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 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 Housing home.

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:

         

Each Freedom Housing development comprises four private dwellings (houses or apartments). Four prospective buyers/tenants are brought together in their preferred location to begin the development process. Some buyers are property investors: their properties are available for lease.

Those listed on the Freedom Housing Registry are given an opportunity to buy or lease a Freedom Housing dwelling.

The registration fee is $500. Register before 31 December 2016 and pay only $250.

To discuss call 0438 356 145

Download the Freedom Housing Registry Word file:

 
Concept plan (not building plan) for Freedom Housing now being developed in Sale (Gippsland VIC) by George Gray Centre. 

 
 
* 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 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
 

Freedom Housing Pty Ltd acknowledges the valuable pro-bono assistance provided by

 
 
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.


4 November 2016
 
The Freedom Housing project in Sale has attracted an innovative housing grant of over one million dollars from the Department of Social Services. The grant will cover the cost of two houses and a half of the Freedom Key. 
 
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
 

Click on the articles two times to magnify


 
24 July 2016
 
The Freedom Housing Registry is now open

It is our aim to roll out Freedom Housing apartments and houses in all the states and territories of Australia.

You can now register your interest to buy or to lease a Freedom Housing apartment or house, in a location of your choice.

Secure your 'first option to buy or lease' status now. Go to top of page to register.

 

 

 


1 July 2016

NDIS Melbourne Housing Showcase transcripts released:

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

 


2 June 2016

Another 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)


For philosophical counselling call:

0438 356 145


11 July 2015

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

 


21 May 2015

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