Homecare assistants in west Yorkshire have a new role. They are being trained to help older people in the battle against doorstep crime.

Four hundred staff employed by Kirklees council will help to get the "stop, chain and check" message over to the 3,400 elderly people they care for. They have been given information packs and door stickers to pass on to clients, their relatives and carers to try to prevent the 150 local cases of doorstep crime every year.

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