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Don't break up my family

PUBLISHED: 11:45 24 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:42 03 March 2010

THIS single mum has five disabled children, two dogs, and still has a bundle of fight left in her - but her family could be homeless within weeks.

Vicky Thomson-Carr is determined to keep her family together, because she feels hardly anyone understands their needs or has the ability to turn their lives around.

THIS single mum has five disabled children, two dogs, and still has a bundle of fight left in her - but her family could be homeless within weeks.

Vicky Thomson-Carr is determined to keep her family together, because she feels hardly anyone understands their needs or has the ability to turn their lives around.

Three of her sons and a daughter suffer from the genetically-inherited Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dubbed the hidden handicap which leads many into crime - and associated conditions like dyslexia, depression and Tourette and Asberger syndromes which are a nightmare on their own. Another daughter has cerebral palsy.

For years Vicky has fought to get each of her four children an ADHD diagnosis and medication, then education and support.

But now their private landlord is selling the Kesgrave house he has let them live in for years, and the council has no four-bedroom properties empty.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story…

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