Responding to the Helen Clark Foundation's report, 'Still Alone Together', ActionStation Economic Fairness Campaigner
Ruby Powell said:
"The high levels of loneliness recorded in this report by unemployed people, sole parents and people receiving the
Supported Living Payment show the Government needs to urgently lift income support levels to unlock people from the
isolation and stress of poverty.
"The impacts of the pandemic haven’t fallen evenly, and this report highlights how it has disproportionately affected
people already struggling because of poverty-level income support rates.
"The Government can show it's serious about building resilient, thriving communities by lifting income support in the
Budget on 20 May."