You are classed in priority need if you have dependent children living with you (under 16s, or under 19s in full time education) and should be given emergency accommodation while the local authority assess you.
The Housing Options service will be able to help and advise you on what to do, including referring you to homeless support services and finding temporary or alternative accommodation both short- or long-term.
If Housing Options is closed emergency accommodation may be provided. To find out if you are eligible, call 0116 221 1407.
You can also get support and advice from SHARP who will be able to advise you of your rights as well as providing additional support.