Unit G03
The Wenlock
50-52 Wharf Road
N1 7EU

Tel: 020 7427 2460

Web: www.rica.org.uk

Rica (formerly Ricability) is an independent research charity that publishes free, unbiased consumer information for older and disabled consumers based on thorough professional research. All print reports are free of charge and available online.

Rica has consumer reports on: 

Household products reports

  • Bathing – online only
  • Central heating controls (2004) – online only
  • Choosing energy saving light bulbs (2012) – online only
  • Community alarms (2012) – online only
  • Digital radios (2011) – online only
  • Pill box, dispensers & reminders (2010) – online only
  • Riser recliner chairs (2010) – available as a print booklet
  • Stairlifts – online only
  • Wheeled walking frames (2010) – online only

Motoring and mobility for older/disabled people (online and in print)

  • Car controls (2012) 
  • Getting a wheelchair into a car (2013) 
  • Getting in and out of a car (2011) 
  • Choosing a car (2011)
  • Wheelchair accessible vehicles (2012) 
  • Motoring after amputation (2012) 
  • Motoring after brain injury (2011) 
  • Motoring after a stroke (2012) 
  • Motoring with arthritis (2013) 
  • Motoring with cerebral palsy (2011) 
  • Motoring with multiple sclerosis (2013) 
  • Motoring with restricted growth (2011)

Useful information online at Rica

  • Car search guide to help people find a suitable car with 900 car model factsheet with key measurements and photos
  • Online mobility scooter and powered wheelchairs guide – where you can search over 400 products

Rica's latest guide A guide to using public transport for older and disabled people (2013) is available free online, in print and on audio CD.

The Rica website has useful information on where older/disabled people can go for trusted sources of further information and advice to help them remain independent in the community.


Last updated on 22/08/2013

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