Monday, 20 May 2019

Kendall Worth has a nose for good stories, and this is one of them. On the Easter weekend of 2015 Daryl and Darlene met in the QEII emerge, both there for mental health issues aggravated by loneliness and isolation. Now they’re friends and support one another when things get tough. What happened?

Kendall meets up with a woman who had to make the big adjustment from living a fairly comfortable life to making ends meet on income assistance. Find out what happened and learn about her deepest wish.

Kendall reports on meeting Lori and Dave (not their real names), a couple struggling to get by on income assistance and faced with isolation.

One of the many hard things about having to depend on social assistance is the stigma. People often assume you’re lazy, even though invisible disabilities stop you from working. The other day poverty advocate Kendall Worth talked with one such person, who got verbally attacked by her fellow passengers on the bus.