Para-Equestrian gold medalist Sophie Christiansen has said that the UK needs to "narrow the gap" between how it views Paralympians and attitudes towards disabled people in general.
Sophie told ITV News: "I think a year ago at the Paralympics everyone was at an all-time high. perceptions of disability had really changed. I think a tear on perceptions are still changing, they're still positive towards Paralympians and to a certain extend disability.
"I do think a slight negativity is creeping in, in terms of stories in the news about 'benefit scroungers'.
"We really need to narrow that gap between Paralympians and the regular disability community. You can be disabled and not do sport and still do amazing things."