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Freedom Housing is the brainchild of Christos Iliopoulos, a Melbourne philosophical counsellor, who - with the help of his children and carers - looked after his late wife Pamela for three decades as she fought the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Like others who have partners with disabilities he was shocked and saddened to know that the options available were to stay at home and receive inadequate care, or to be relinquished to a group accommodation home, where care came at the expense of living in a custodial institution away from loved ones, and with the loss of privacy and personal freedom. 
There was no middle option available.
Christos set out to see what a middle option would look like, and in so doing designed Freedom Housing. 


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

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 since been assisting her father Christos to develop and to promote Freedom Housing.

PAMELA MAREE ILIOPOULOS (Nee FRY)    15 April 1956 - 8 March 2012

Pamela was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of twenty-four and is the inspiration for Freedom Housing.
Freedom Housing is the manifestation of Pamela's vision for dignified and empowering care delivered in an authentic home setting, close to family and friends.
Even in her darkest hours, Pamela was courageous, supportive, good humoured, generous, optimistic, life-affirming, and cheerful. She is sadly missed by all who knew, loved, and cared for her. 
Freedom Housing is dedicated to the memory of Pamela. This is the model of care and housing that she sought for herself and for her family.
Freedom Housing is Pamela's loving legacy.