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Freedom Housing is a superior care and housing model for persons with disabilities.

It is designed specifically for our needs, and for the particular requirements of our families. 

Freedom Housing is designed to provide us with early intervention care and up to 24/7 very high care in a conventional house or apartment. We may live with our partners; children; family members; friends; housemates, and even on our own if we so prefer.

This is achieved by conjoining four privately-owned Freedom Key dwellings through the common property: the Freedom Key. Click on the graphic below this column. The design provides our home carers with prompt on-request access to our dwellings.

As young persons with a disability, we can avoid being relinquished to a nursing home, to supported accommodation, to a hospice, or to any other custodial institution located away from our loved ones. 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.

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.

Freedom Key dwellings are also ideal for aged care. A mix of care needs may be accommodated under the same roof: disability-care and aged-care. Our parents may live in the Freedom Key houses or apartments with us, and they too may access up to 24/7 high-care if and when they require it. Other members of our family and our friends, who may - or may not - have disabilities, may also live with us. 

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

Freedom Housing promotes our human rights; is efficient; socially cohesive; economical; economically productive, and respects the dignity of all: including the people who live with us.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has rendered the Freedom Housing model feasible and affordable for Australians and Australian families who have been impacted by disability. If you would like to know how to apply for a NDIS care package contact Integra.

Freedom Housing will be developed in all States and Territories of Australia. Plans to expand to the European Union, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and New Zealand are underway.

Freedom Key Pty Ltd is a private social enterprise. It does not receive any government support. However, your Freedom Key and the disability fixtures in your dwelling may be eligible for SDA (Special Disability Accommodation) funding.

 

There are 4 Freedom Key houses - or 4 Freedom Key apartments - in a Freedom Housing Nest

   

 
This report compares Freedom Housing against the Traditional Models of Care and Accommodation for Persons with Disability:
                                              
BUY      RENT      SHARE      INVEST

 
 
 
      

In order to develop Freedom Housing in your preferred location, it assists if we know who you are, what your specific care needs are, and with whom, and how, you prefer to live.

This information cannot be accessed from the NDIS or from any other responsible authority due to privacy laws. We must seek and capture this information from you directly.

You may buy, rent, or share: or you may wish to register to become an ethical property investor in Freedom Housing.

Once you are on the confidential Registry you will be included in our development planning and may take up Freedom Housing options.

To register, download the Freedom Key Registry Application Form by clicking on the blue 'W' logo above. Feel free to call 0438 356 145 to discuss your options. Or click here to send us an email.

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Freedom Housing Brochure:

Freedom Housing: 

  • complies with the Objects and Principles of the NDIS Act 2013: Australian Federal Parliament

  • is the winner of the Australian Human Rights Commission Busines Award

  • is endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services

  • 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​​​​​​

  • is the most livable model of care and housing: private; noninstitutional, and noncustodial


Freedom Housing is  better and less costly than the following:
  1. special disability accommodation (SDA)
  2. group accommodation
  3. nursing home 
  4. respite home
  5. rehabilitation facility
  6. supported accommodation
  7. independent living unit
  8. retirement village
  9. hospice 
  10. hospital in the home

 
The Freedom Housing System is a patented invention. It is developed under a Franchise Licence. Freedom Housing and Freedom Key are Registered Trademarks. All rights are reserved by Freedom Key Pty Ltd (Australia).


12 October 2017
 
WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH INTEGRA

"Integra is here to help you access the best support services available, enabling you to live the life you want."

The people at Integra know the importance of Freedom Housing in securing the life you prefer to live. They are experts in care plan management.

If you'd like to apply for a NDIS care package in preparation for moving into a Freedom Key home, Integra may be able to help.

Click on the Integra logo in the next column to go to the Integra website. 

 


27 August 2017
 
THE GEORGE GRAY CENTRE DEVELOPMENT OF FREEDOM HOUSING HAS BEGUN
 
 
 
Four Gippsland families are looking forward to its completion! 
 


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 organised. 
 
 
 


2 May 2017
 
BOYD FRASER AND HIS MOTHER: NOT THE ONLY ONES IN THIS PREDICAMENT
 
The article says it all.
 
Click on the article once, and then once again to enlarge for reading.

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 RESPONSE 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. 
 
Click on the drawings once, and then once again, to enlarge for viewing. 



 

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)

 

 

click on photographs to enlarge

 


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
 

click on articles to enlarge


 
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

We are licensing the George Gray Centre to develop Freedom Housing in 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 ...