A CARE company based in Alresford has trained members of their care team in scam awareness to help fight back against fraud affecting the elderly in Central Hampshire.

Home Instead Senior Care partnered with the National Trading Standards Scam Team (NTSST) to help combat mass market scams affecting the elderly community.

As part of a senior fraud campaign, the caregiving team from Home Instead has successfully completed a new and innovative e-learning and training programme, designed by the NTSST.

Home Instead’s general manager, Jon Gapper is also supporting the campaign, delivering a fraud prevention talk to fifteen members of the team at Friarsgate Medical centre in Winchester.

Mr Gapper said, “We want to make sure that our elderly clients are protected from scammers, so we have trained our caregivers to know all about the different scams and how to spot the warning signs; they are our very own Scambusters."

Home Instead has also developed a free ‘Senior Fraud Protection Kit’ which includes tools to help assess the risk of an elderly loved one being scammed, plus a useful checklist to help seniors take practical action to lower the risk of becoming a victim of a scam.