Welcome to the website of the Centre of Excellence for Sensory Impairment (COESI)

- also known as Centre of Excellence: Supporting Independence

COESI is an organisation which develops and provides integrated services for people with sensory and physical impairments.

The Centre of Excellence website and Helpline aim to enable people of all ages with a hearing, visual, dual sensory loss or physical mobility impairment and their families and carers, to access a central source of information. 

The purpose of this website is to provide an online resource for information on the sensory impairment and physical disability services provided by local and national organisations.

To view the new Doorstep Crime Prevention video with BSL follow this link to You Tube.

For key information for your service area, go to the page you want and follow the links :-

Hearing Impairment

Visual Impairment

Dual Sensory Loss

Physical Mobility


COESI is a Charity Registered in England and Wales No.1146322

Doorstep Crime Project 2012-2013 Big Lottery funded.   


Page updated August 2014


  • Eye health Week- Stockton ARC For Eye Health Week there is to be an event at the Stockton ARC on Monday the 22nd September. COESI will have a stand there alongside other Teesside support organisations for Sensory Loss- come and meet us.
  • Deaf Perspective London We now have a sign-language video of the Doorstep Crime Prevention leaflet and our special thanks to Louise Harte of Deaf Perspective London who translated for us and gave us great support for this work. Website link: deafperspectivelondon.co.uk
  • Doorstep Crime project completed We have now successfully completed our project to help people with sensory impairments access the best advice on how to protect themselves from rogue traders.
  • Customer Pathway Find your way to local services - come to COESI first!
  • Services in North East of England For our second phase of website development we are gathering information about local services in the North East of England for people with sensory impairments. Watch this space for more local information and links!
  • Big Lottery Success! COESI has been sucessful with a Big Lottery fund application to improve information on Doorstep Crime for people with sensory loss. Read more about the project....
  • Disability Forum contact Croydon Disability Forum is a founder member of COESI - check out their contact details here