Declan has been living on the streets for some time after losing touch with his family.
Declan has been living on the streets for some time after losing touch with his family.

Homeless man with dementia reunited with family

A HOMELESS dementia sufferer missing for years has been found living on the streets and reunited with his family.

The man, known only as Declan, miraculously found his family just before Christmas after a mum posted his story online.

Mum-of-three Siobhan Foran wanted help to get warm clothes for Declan and asked people to donate on Facebook.

She wanted jumpers, hats and socks for the man who she found living on the streets of Manchester.

But after posting her appeal, a woman claiming to be Declan's niece contacted her saying he had been missing for two years.

She told Siobhan he had dementia and the family had been trying to find him for years - with no idea he was homeless.

 

Siobhan Foran, mum-of-three, stepped in to help when she saw Declan looking unwell.
Siobhan Foran, mum-of-three, stepped in to help when she saw Declan looking unwell.

Siobhan told the Manchester Evening News: "He had been there for a long time and is such a lovely guy. He never asks for money and just wishes everyone a happy Christmas."

She said he hadn't looked well last week and was suffering with the cold.

So the mum asked if there was anyone she could call for him, after delivering a suitcase of supplies.

 

She and her boys brought the homeless man a suitcase of supplies.
She and her boys brought the homeless man a suitcase of supplies.

She said: "He told me that he had a daughter in Oldham and said that he wanted to clean himself up and go and find her.

"The following day, I got a call from a woman telling me she was his niece and that she had seen my post.

"She said he had been missing for two years and they had no idea he was homeless."

So Siobhan took to the streets to find Declan, before helping him reunite with his family.

He is back with his family in Oldham, ready for Christmas, and looking to find a permanent home.

 

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission