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Christos Iliopoulos - Inventor and Designer

Freedom Housing is the brainchild of Christos Iliopoulos a Melbourne philosopher. He cared for his late wife Pamela for over 30 years as she battled with MS.

He has extensive experience of the personal care issues, as well as the difficulties that MS sufferers - and their families - face in trying to live as normal a life as possible.

Christos - like many others who have partners with disabilities - was frustrated that the only options available for persons with disabilities is to stay at home and receive inadequate care, or to be relinquished to a nursing facility, where care may or may not be better, but also came at the expense of living in a custodial institution away from loved ones, and with the negation of individual autonomy and the loss of freedom. 

There was no middle option. Christos set out to see what a middle option would look like, and in so doing invented Freedom Housing. 

 

 


Katherine Iliopoulos - Legal Officer

Bachelor of Science
Physics Major
University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws
University of Melbourne

Master of Laws - Honours
Public International Law
University of Leiden

Katherine was her late mother's carer for many years. She draws from her personal experience when advocating housing solutions for persons with disabilities, and their families.

She began her career in 2005 as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions in Victoria, where she worked for three years before embarking on a Master of Laws in Public International Law.


Towards the end of her studies for her Master of Laws, at the University of Leiden in 2008, she was recruited to work for defence counsel, appearing before the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

After a year in Paris learning French, and writing legal essays and commentaries in her capacity as journalist and editor for the Crimes of War Project, she returned to The Hague in 2011 as legal adviser at an international criminal tribunal.

Katherine returned to Australia in 2013, and has assisted her father Christos in developing and promoting Freedom Housing.


AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AWARD


 

Freedom Housing is the recipient of the 2013 Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award



Commissioner Mick Gooder presenting the
Award to Christos Iliopoulos.
 
Click on above photo to view the video 

Christos with daughter Katherine
in Sydney after the presentation.
December 2013