Services suffered and Tory's saying that librarians are not needed and are over qualified, that volunteers can run the post offices, run transport systems and drive buses. Next is will be garbage collections etc. This doesn't bode well for the future.
There is great merit in volunteering and it is good for society if it is done correctly, but it can be used as a scapegoat for the non delivery of government services that every tax payer pays for.
I hope it is done with caution, however once cost cutting is mentioned in the same sentence its a worry.