Mencap: No difference on disability attitudes after Games

Denise Hickman, a Mencap caseworker at the charity's Smile! Stop Hate Crime project in Nottingham, has told ITV News that the Paralympics were great as "it brought into the public consciousness that there are people with disabilities who do fantastic things".

But she added: "On the ground, we haven't heard that it's made any difference".

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Disability attitudes criticised

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has called for more to be done about the number of hate crimes against those with disabilities.