DEMENTIA sufferers and their carers can get more information at a public meeting.

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is holding a two-hour public meeting on Monday, February 18 at the Beehive Centre, West Street, Grays.

From 3pm to 5pm, people can learn more about dementia, its symptoms and effects, what you should do and where you can go for help.

There will be a surgery session at the end of the meeting giving people a chance to meet with staff and governors to discuss on a one-to-one basis any personal issues.

For more information, or to book a place, call 0800 023 2059 or email