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"We are a family. We shouldn't be separated. This place really helps us out."
- Tony Kleefsman
Elderly father of a daughter who has disabilities
 
“I am very keen to see this model proven not just here in Gippsland but right throughout Australia. It gives people with disabilities and their families a great deal of dignity.”
- Darren Chester MP
Minister in the Australian Parliament 

Watch the video of the official opening.


Fusion of Private Housing with up to 24/7 High-Care

The revolutionary non-institutional design of Freedom Housing enables persons with disabilities - and persons who require aged-care - to reside in a privately-owned conventional house or apartment with family, friends, or alone: where they may access up to 24/7 in-house professional high-care and the latest on-going therapeutic treatments, including physiotherapy and deep bath therapy from the Key: the central building which is connected to the four private homes. Freedom Housing is also available in an apartment model. 
 
The houses may be purchased by owner-occupiers or by property investors, just like conventional houses. The Owner's Corporation is responsible for the maintenance of the Key. The Key Committee - comprising of a representative from each household (4) - is responsible for the governance, management, and advocacy functions, and to ensure that the Key delivers on-demand high-quality care, therapy, and recreation. The Key Committee may be assisted - when required - by Freedom Key Pty Ltd.
 
This innovative award-winning Freedom Housing model is setting the world-best standard. Freedom Housing is a unique patented and trademark registered Australian invention. 
 
 
 
Keeping Families Together
 
Freedom Housing is designed specifically for our needs, and also for the particular requirements of our family or housemates. It facilitates from early-intervention low-care up to 24/7 high-care and is also able to provide palliative care. We do not have to be relinquished to a nursing home, to a group accommodation home, to a respite home, or to a hospice.

A Freedom Housing nest is created by conjoining four private homes by internal space via the Freedom Key: the care hub. Home carers are stationed there to provide care on-request 24/7 and to attend to other homemaking tasks. Deep bath therapy and physiotherapy is provided in the Key as required.

As young persons, we are free to continue living a lifestyle of our choice, with persons of our choosing, in our preferred communities, in private housing, where we call the shots and live a supported yet self-directed life. 

We are able to live in Freedom Key dwellings through every phase of our lives: as children, as young single adults, as parents, in old age, and for the end of life stage. We may be assisted to work from home, in our chosen career outside our home, and to operate a business from home. 

Each property is uniquely designed according to our preference for fabric, appearance, lifestyle, and inclusions. Our homes are private residences, and our privacy is strictly respected. 

In this video, Ortenzia who suffers from MS reflects on her personal experience as a mother of two young boys and explains why family unity in Freedom Housing is the way to go. 
 
If you think Freedom Housing will meet your needs, talk about it with your family, friends, case manager, and your NDIS Local Area Coordinator.
 
You may wish to print out the Freedom Housing brochure for your next meeting. A member of our team will be happy to 'attend' your care plan meeting via phone or Skype to present the concept and to answer questions. Contact us to arrange a suitable time. 
 
 
 
Social Enterprise
 
Our primary mission is to make life better for persons with disabilities and for persons who require aged care, by providing a housing and care platform which empowers them to sustain their quality of life and to thereby promote their prospects for health and happiness.
 
It is also our mission to provide a care and housing platform for the family and friends of the person with disabilities to do the same. 
 
The design of Freedom Housing deliberately and respectfully recognises that a person who requires personal care is not - and ought not to be - defined by that fact alone. He or she is also a member of a family, a member of a friendship group, and a valued and respected member of our community. 
 
 
 
Meeting the Highest Standards
 
Freedom Housing complies fully with the Objects and Principles of the NDIS Act 2013 (Parliament of Australia), and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
 
In this report, you will find the compliance levels of Freedom Housing compared to the traditional models.
 
Freedom Housing promotes human rights, is efficient, socially cohesive, more affordable, economically productive, and respects our dignity and the dignity of those who live with
us. 
 
 
 
Registration of  Interest
 
If you would like to live in a Freedom Key house or apartment as an owner-occupier, as a tenant, to share with others, or to invest, we invite you to contact us to discuss your particular requirements, to determine whether Freedom Housing will meet them. If it does, you will be invited to submit your Registration of Interest for inclusion on the Freedom Key Registry.
 
The Registry acts as a priority waitlist. First on the Registry is given the first option. Options to share, rent, buy, and invest in Freedom Housing are offered only to registrants. 
 
Listing your location preferences makes it possible for us to identify the four prospective households that are required in order to begin a particular house or apartment development. 
 
Ethical property investors are invited to contact us for details about the social and financial benefits of investing in Freedom Housing property. 
 
We invite expressions of interest from individuals, corporations, and government departments from Australia, New Zealand*, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and the nations of the European Union.
 
Freedom Housing is developed under licence. Developers are invited to express interest in including Freedom Housing nests in apartment developments and in housing estates.
 
 
 
Patent and Registered Trademarks
 
Freedom Housing is a patented invention. Freedom HousingFreedom Key* and Kumanu Key are registered trademarks. All rights - including copyright - are reserved by Freedom Key Pty Ltd (Australia): the franchisor. 
 

*is marketed as Kumanu Key in New Zealand

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The Freedom Housing nest. The two houses (above) are connected via the Key to the houses situated in the opposing street (below).
 
The design, and fabric of the houses is up to the buyers to determine. Each house is uniquely designed so as to suit the household's taste and the specific care requirements.