Cathy Roblin, 60, social care, Southampton
“I have lived all of my adult life in this country. The option of going back to France and finding work is no longer available. I work with adults and I see all the care homes. Without European workers they would close. I haven’t come here to take the job of a British person, I have come here to plug a shortage.
“I have always loved England for its diversity. That to me has always been really important. My daughter was asked the day after the referendum: ‘When are you packing your bags to go?’ We’ve had nothing to reassure us. Up until a week ago, I wasn’t going to apply for British citizenship but now I feel I have no option.”