Kendall meets up with people on social assistance to talk about how they are affected by the COVID-19 virus.
“Being poor was like a fulltime job, and going through it, I realized how inaccessible the whole process was, and I had this burning desire to make it easier for others.” Meet Laura Fisher, on social assistance not that long ago, and now a master’s student at Acadia.
Kendall catches up with the young woman from Beaverbank who is at Dalhousie University through the Career Seek program. Not all the changes she was hoping for actually happened so far.
Reporter Kendall Worth offers a reminder that high rents and rent increases are forcing poor people to make risky choices that they aren’t really comfortable with. In this case things seem to work out, but that isn’t always the case.
Bit of a sad story as Kendall meets a young woman who, as so many people on income assistance, lives in social isolation.
Remembrance Day is still a day of lonesomeness and social isolation for income assistance recipients, writes Kendall Worth. And worse, it’s also a reminder that Christmas is fast approaching, and the time leading up to Christmas is often not an easy time for people living in poverty.
Kendall Worth on the awfulness of being on welfare and dealing with close family members who attack you for it.
Kendall Worth on the bad experiences of some people on income assistance who received home care while recovering from surgery.
Life is never easy for poor people, and this is never more true than when a hurricane hits. Reporter Kendall Worth talked to several people about their worries and concerns right before Dorian arrived in Nova Scotia.
Kendall Worth chats with a woman who gets an unexpected break, allowing her to get off welfare. But not before being abandoned by her former friends because of the stigma of poverty and social assistance…