Consumer research for older and disabled people

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Join the RicaWatch panel

Rica is a specialist UK consumer research charity working with older people and disabled people of all ages. Our consumer panel, the RicaWatch panel, is unique, providing us with real-life knowledge and expertise for our person-centred research. Read about the work of our panel below.  Join the RicaWatch panel here.

Join the RicaWatch panel

Are you an older or disabled person living in the UK? If yes, then why not use your knowledge and experience to help Rica with its research, which is always from the practical viewpoint of the consumer. Our consumer research includes:

In the video below, Dave Horwood, a RicaWatch member, talks about being a mystery shopper for Rica.

Watch this video on Rica's YouTube channel

What happens when you join RicaWatch

  1. First you register using the link below.
  2. We'll offer you research to do when it becomes available in your area and if it is appropriate.
  3. You tell us what you’d like to do and how far you can travel.
  4. We cover your time and expenses.

How to join

Go to the online registration form here (opens in new window)

The registration form:

  • is at a secure external website
  • can take 30 - 40 minutes to complete
  • asks personal questions about your disability
  • asks for detailed answers so we match you to the right kind of research
  • is strictly confidential - we don’t share your information with anyone else

View our data protection statement here.

Join us even if you're not online

If completing the registration form online is not for you, then phone Rica on 020 7427 2460 and we can:

  • send you the registration form by post in normal size or large print
  • take your details so you can join over the phone and we can ring you back
In May 2015, we asked RicaWatch panel members about good and bad products/services.
We wanted to know about any tips to pass on to others and ideas for the future. 
Read what our panel told us here.

Last updated: November 2016

See also: The difference our work makesResearch reports