Age 19, Hugh left college last year and is currently working as a carpenter doing various jobs around the West Penwith area. Hugh remains at his family home with his parents Neil and Crissy and his younger sister Phoebe who is 17. While at college Hugh studied a carpentry course because he felt that he did not want to go to university. While at college he argued that the institution does not provide support and further options for those who wish to advance their practical skills instead of studying academic subjects. After he left college Hugh wanted to move in with friends and start up his life in his own place, however he learnt that it was incredibly expensive to find independence and remained at home to save money.