Can I bring my partner?
Cove Park is set up for single residents and is a place of work. Unless your partner is instrumental to your access needs, research or practice, we advise you to come alone. Partners are welcome to visit during the weekends (COVID-19 guidelines permitting), but please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements.
Can I bring my children?
Cove Park is set up for single residents and is a place of work. Unless your child or children are instrumental to your access needs, research or practice, we advise you to come alone. The site is not set up for children, however if you need to bring your child/children with you, we will put you in touch with local childminders and nurseries. Children are welcome to visit during the weekends (COVID-19 guidelines permitting), but please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements.
Can I bring my pet?
Unless your pet is instrumental to your access needs, we ask you to come alone. The site includes livestock, and our accommodation units are not set up for pets.
How large is the site?
Cove Park sits on a 50-acre hillside site, overlooking Loch Long.
How should I travel to Cove Park?
Cove Park is in a rural area and is best accessed by car. Arrangements can be made to pick you up from the ferry or bus stop, if you plan to arrive via public transport. Local shops can only be accessed by car or bike.
I will need extra support during my residency. Can I have some more information about what Cove Park can do to help me?
We fully appreciate that you may not wish to disclose information about your health and wellbeing but sharing such information with a team member can ensure that you are allocated the most suitable accommodation on site and receive all the support you need to achieve your objectives whilst in residency. Sharing information about your mental or physical health will allow us to get everything in place for you. The Cove Park team and Board will be taking additional training in 2021 to better understand how to support residents with mental and physical needs.
I have a mental disability or disorder; how can you support me?
Some of our staff are trained specifically in autism spectrum disorder, but we are not trained to cater to the needs related to other mental disabilities. We would encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss how we can best support you.
I have poor mental health; how can you support me?
Cove Park is set on 50 acres of parkland and was formally a conservation park. The setting, overlooking Loch Long, is quiet and tranquil, and some residents find benefits to their mental health from being in this environment. Should you require a room with an adjoining studio for reasons of privacy, please let us know.
I have a physical disability; how can you support me?
The Jacobs Building, at the top of the site, is fully accessible, as is the adjoining accommodation and studio. Please let us know if you would like to use this type of accommodation. Cove Park’s site encompasses a hill with a footpath (lit during the evening and night) joining the Jacobs Building to the rest of the accommodation and studios. There is a 4-wheel drive vehicle for residents to use to get around the site as required. Please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you at Cove Park.
I have a medical condition; how can you support me?
If you need specific medical supplies whilst in residency and/or need to make sure certain emergency treatments are readily available locally, please get in touch with us well in advance of your arrival so that we can help you to make arrangements.
Can I bring my carer?
Yes, carers are welcome at Cove Park. Arrangements for separate bedrooms can be made, if required.
Are meals provided?
No, residencies at Cove Park are self-catered although we regularly co-organise meals and are committed to supporting any dietary requirements. Residents are advised to prepare for their residency by ordering food online, to be delivered to or picked up close to Cove Park. We encourage residents, where possible, to shop locally and a list of local suppliers and producers is included in the Handbook.
Is there a vehicle I can borrow while at Cove Park?
Yes, we have a 4-wheel drive car available to residents aged 21 or over, with a license.
What time should I arrive?
Generally residents should arrive between 12pm – 2pm, but during the COVID-19 crisis you will be advised of a specific 30-minute timeslot. The office is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (10am – 4pm during COVID-19 crisis), and staff will be on hand to show you your accommodation.
What time should I leave?
You should vacate your accommodation (and studio as necessary) by 10am. You are welcome to stay and work in the Jacobs Building for the remainder of the day.
What should I bring with me?
Please refer to the Handbook,* which has a full list.
How do I get to Cove Park?
Please refer to the contact page on our website.
What measures do you have in place to mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19 whilst on residency?
Please refer to our most up to date COVID-19 Information. This details our 72-hour ‘buffer’ window between residents’ departure and arrival, information regarding face covering, hand sanitizing, staggered arrival times and socially distanced working.
I have religious beliefs and wonder if I may be able to practice these at Cove Park.
We respect all religions and faiths and are happy to support routines and customs. Please let us know ahead of your arrival if you need extra support.
Can I have a collaborator to stay for a few nights during my residency?
Yes, collaborators are welcome at Cove Park. A fee will be charged for any overnight stay. During the COVID-19 crisis we are unable to welcome anyone other than residents (i.e., overnight guests), due to the risks of transmission.
I have another commitment I need to attend to during my residency; can I go home / travel to attend?
We try as far as possible to arrange residencies so that the time is carved out from other duties and commitments. If it is not possible to deal with prior commitments ahead of your arrival, please discuss this with us and we will make the necessary arrangements. During the COVID-19 crisis it might not be possible to leave Cove Park and come back, due to the risks of transmission.
I will need access to additional equipment (e.g. a kiln / laser printer / projector etc.) during my residency. Can you provide a list of items I can borrow?
An inventory will be available on our website at the end of April 2021.
Can I join the Hands-On programme as participant?
Hands-On activity is primarily aimed at children and young people, who may attend the site on a Saturday. If you wish to join in, please let us know in advance.
Can I join the Hands-On programme as workshop leader?
We encourage former residents to be involved in the creation of content for Hands-On. During or after your residency please email us your CV and 2 or 3 ideas for workshops.
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