Paralympic Legacy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4326
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I understand that the Paralympic Legacy consists of the naming of an area of the Olympic Park as 'Mandeville Place' in tribute to Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Worthy as this is does it really form an adequate Paralympic Legacy? What work is taking place to secure a more comprehensive Paralympic Legacy?

Answer

Answer for Paralympic Legacy

Answer for Paralympic Legacy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Mandeville Place is a brand new area in the centre of the Park which will celebrate the Paralympic Games; this is part of the Legacy Corporation's commitment to the International Paralympic Committee and is the first time a host city has ever done this.

The Legacy Corporation's Paralympic Legacy programme covers many more initiatives than this including: National Paralympic Day; a disability sports project called 'Motivate East' which will deliver 26,000 inclusive sports opportunities across east London by 2016; a Park mobility scheme; an inclusive cycling hub, improvements to accessibility across the Park; supporting broader initiatives such as housing development; and attracting international disability sporting events.

This is in addition to the Legacy Corporation's wider work to support people with disabilities into jobs and training opportunities and delivering other physical tributes such as a learning trail on the Park which celebrates both Olympic and Paralympic achievements during the Games.