Research Institute for Disabled Consumers

Research Institute for Disabled Consumers

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  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities

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National - Britain


The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) is the leading expert in person-centred research involving disabled and older consumers. ​

We are an independent, national charity with over 50 years’ experience in commissioned consumer research and insights in this specialist area. We were originally founded by Lord Young of Dartington as part of Which? and have operated as an independent charity since 1991. ​

We are run by – and for people - with personal experience of disability.


We always start from the perspective of disabled and older consumers. ​​ By working with disabled and older people, listening to their needs and reflecting real lives in our research, we make sure nobody is excluded or left behind. ​

​​We have a pan disability consumer panel of over 1,300 disabled and older people who are the experts on the ground and are core to all our work. ​

​As a result, we have developed a strong track record of providing unique insights and solutions to businesses, government and charities. ​

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