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 developing a Quality of Life measure for disabled children with postural care needs aged 8-19. In doing this we will explore the impact of postural care on quality of life, considering how good postural care can unlock a life. This project is currently ongoing.