Kendall Worth on poor people being stigmatized during the pandemic.
Kendall checks up on two more folks he has written about before. Many do not even have social contacts in the community to talk to except the people at the soup kitchens and various drop-ins that people living in poverty attend.These are difficult times and we must look after one another, and Kendall is doing his share.
Kendall Worth on living through the pandemic when life is hard even at the best of times.
Kendall Worth turns to the federal government to argue that people on income assistance or CPP Disability need urgent help to deal with COVID-19.
Kendall Worth on how the Easter weekend will be lonely for all this year, not just the very poor. “During this Easter let’s think about ways we can move forward after these public health restrictions can be lifted. Let’s bring the community together to include both those who are financially better off and the poor, and let’s get rid of stigma,” he writes.
Kendall talks with William, a man who is poor and living with anxiety and depression, about both the practical and mental health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kendall Worth reports on the pressure to return to rural Nova Scotia experienced by many income assistance recipients who call Halifax home. That’s not always a good idea, says Kendall, and the stigma of poverty is often behind those pressures.
Because of the coronavirus the Amalgamated Transit Union wants only essential workers to travel on the bus. Don’t forget about poor people, says Kendall Worth, they depend on the bus.
Kendall Worth on how income assistance recipients are coping with COVID-19.
Kendall Worth wrote an open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil and ministers Kelly Regan and Randy Delorey, about the many pressures people on income assistance face, and some great suggestions on what to do about it.