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

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 or dual sensory loss, and their families and carers, to access a central source of information about sensory and physical impairment services.

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.

Over the next few months we plan to broaden the scope to include information for other areas of the UK.  

To view the new Doorstep Crime prevention video with BSL follow this link to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqF9EltxNlM

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

Visual Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Physical Mobility

Dual Sensory Loss

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

Doorstep Crime Project 2012-2013 Big Lottery funded.   

Page updated July 2014


  • 3 Year Contract COESI has a three year contract with Croydon Council to provide day activity services for people with visual impairments, working in partnership with Croydon Vision
  • Teesside Uni raises money for COESI November 2013. A big Thank You to all the first year engineering students at Teesside University for raising money for COESI - Much appreciated.
  • 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