The Paralympic Legacy: Disabled Sport Participation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0202
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given your claims in October the "Sporting legacy is on track, with sports projects already funded by the Mayor across the capital reporting increased interest in sport following the incredible success of the 2012 Games", are you concerned by the recent findings of the Sport and Recreation Alliance that nine out of ten Sports Clubs have seen no change in the number of people with disabilities joining in the months after the Paralympic Games? How can the Mayor's Sports Legacy ensure there are no particular barriers to such participation in London?

Answer

Answer for The Paralympic Legacy: Disabled Sport Participation

Answer for The Paralympic Legacy: Disabled Sport Participation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All organisations that receive investment from my Sports Participation Fund are required formally to adopt 'Inclusive and Active 2', a strategy aimed at getting more disabled people into sport.

'Inclusive and Active 2' was published in 2010 jointly by the GLA, NHS London and Interactive (the lead organisation in London for disabled people in sport) and launched by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson at City Hall. It provides practical steps to help support organisations, including sports clubs, to build capacity and encourage more disabled people into sport. Over 80 organisations across London have now adopted it.

The latest figures from Sport England's 'Active People' Survey (published in December 2012) showed that sports participation rates for disabled people had risen in the previous 12 months. We want to help continue that welcome increase.