Straight up: postural care and quality of life in children with learning disabilities After a pilot study with disabled people found a positive correlation between postural care provision and quality of life, Changing Our Lives decided to investigate whether improving postural care provision could improve quality of life. The Halley Stewart Trust funded us to run a three year research project, called Straight Up, with a Masters student from University of Birmingham and two disabled co-researchers. We are investigating quality of life of children with learning disabilities and postural care needs. We will also measure whether improving postural care provision in a specialist primary school for children with learning disabilities leads to an improvement in children’s overall quality of life. This project is currently ongoing.