We carry out consumer research and publish free and unbiased information to enable disabled and older people to live independently.

This includes:

  • Evaluation - user and technical tests, surveys and other assessments carried out on a wide range of products and services.
  • Publication of guides for disabled consumers.
  • Research commissioned by other organisations, but of value to disabled consumers.
  • Improving standards of products and services by manufacturers, service providers and regulators aware of the needs of disabled and older people.

RIDC has a consumer research panel

To support its person-centred research, members of our consumer research panel are vital. Now, with 950 members throughout the UK, we're still keen to recruit more people. We're hoping to reach 1,000 panel members soon, with your help.

If you are a disabled or older person living in the UK, then why not use your knowledge and experience to help us with our research? 

Sign up and join research panel online at: http://bit.ly/RiDCjoinhere

As a valued panel member, you may be asked to take part in:

  • mystery shopping
  • usability testing of products
  • surveys and questionnaires
  • focus groups

When is it on?

Session information
9.30am - 5.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Chris Lofthouse
Contact position
Outreach Manager
0207 427 2460

Charity number - 1007726

Where to go

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC)
Ground floor, Unit 10, Blenheim Court, London
62 Brewery Road
N7 9NY

Other details

Cost description
Referral and availability notes

As a national consumer research charity, all RiDC information is provided free of charge.

Age range
15-95 years

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Fully accessible offices in London - adapted toilet available.

Contact name
Christ Lofthouse
Contact telephone
0207 427 2460

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Address: Ground floor, Unit 10, Blenheim Court, London  62 Brewery Road  London

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