To what degree are we capable of compassion? How can we be actively compassionate withoutpersonal sacrifice? Do others deserve our compassion? Can we be truly happy if we ignore the needs of others? What happens when wedon't help? How many people are hidden away behind closed doors, in desperate need of practical help with everyday things they can no longer do for themselves? In this book, the experiences of many "invisible homebound"individuals are told, our innermost feelings around compassion are explored, and realistic paths of practical action are offered.