A singe mom on income assistance faces a huge rent increase and may have to leave the neighborhood she likes and the city where she has a support system. A common story! Kendall Worth reports.
Kendall Worth with a reminder that even the smallest things, like buying cleaning supplies, are a challenge when you are on income assistance. And when your trusty old vacuum cleaner dies you’re really screwed.
Kendall Worth, in his final story he wrote with Daryl and Darlene, talks about their dreams and the importance of having peer support with lived experience in the emergency room, to help people who come in with mental health issues.
Kendall Worth spends some more time with Daryl and Darlene, the two friends he featured in his Easter Miracle story. Part 3 to follow soon.
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?
This year Easter Weekend is going to be different for Jenny and her three friends. Kendall Worth investigates.
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.
We talk with an older woman on income assistance who, as a result of a cut to her special needs allowance, has lost her ability to go to medical appointments and grocery trips. But we saved the tax payer some $50 a month. This is what austerity looks like in Nova Scotia.
Kendall reports on meeting Lori and Dave (not their real names), a couple struggling to get by on income assistance and faced with isolation.
Kendall Worth continues his awesome reporting on the individual lives of people on welfare. Meet William, who lives with mental health issues and is on social assistance. A double whammy of stigma.